German Bielefelder Female
If you could choose only one breed of chicken to keep the Bielfelder would be the breed to select.
My Husband and myself have taken eggs from under new hens and older hens with no problem. Their large meat carcasses, huge eggs, autosexing function, gentle temperaments, and beautiful feathers make them a top choice in almost every category. The hens lay approx 230 eggs a year. The auto sexing feature of the Bielfelder makes it easy to sex day old chicks as male or female. The females have a “chipmunk” stripe on their backs while the males are lighter in color and have a yellow spot on their heads. From day one you will know who with no problem.. The girls need LOTS of attention from their care taker.. if not they do not produce as well. Number #4 Best tasting