This breed was developed in Bielefeld, Germany in the early 1970s by a poultry breeder named Gerd Roth, and the breed is highly valued in its native country.
If you could choose only one breed of chicken to keep the Bielefelder would be the breed to select. Their huge eggs, auto-sexing function, gentle temperaments, and beautiful feathers make them a top choice in almost every category.
Bielefelders consistently lay some of the the largest brown eggs of any chicken breed that we have. They lay them in very impressive numbers, and they start laying at a young age. The eggs are a color that is unique to this breed. Their beautiful shade of brown, which often contains pink undertones, is distinct in appearance from other chicken breeds. Hens are also unusual in that despite their large size they are extremely gentle, and you can remove the eggs from under the hens without being pecked; a practical everyday benefit given the mass and power of these birds.
Sexed to 99% accuracy. Only females sold unless otherwise noted.