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Bielefelder Kenn-Hühn

Post by jaydee67 » 26 May 2011, 17:57

Topic opened, can't wait to see any photos!

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Re: Bielefelder Kenn-Hühn

Post by Captain Carrot » 26 May 2011, 20:21

The Bielefelder Kennhuhn is a relatively new chicken breed, being first bred in 1970 in the German town of Bielefeld. The Kennhuhn part of the name comes from it's colour, which in the german language is called Kennfarbig. In English it's called cuckoo red partridge.

These birds are an excellent duel purpose breed, with the cocks weighing in around 3-4kg and the hens 2.5-3.25kg, so they're large fowl. They also lay around 160 to 200 light brown eggs a year. They're also grow quickly.

They're very docile and are easy to tame, they're a good breed for children.

They cope well in confinement but are happier in a large run. They don't tend to scratch up the grass as much as other clean legged birds, and will instead nip the tops of the grass.

The chicks are easy to sex from their markings as day old chicks.

Here are some pics...

young cockerel 15 weeks old
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Same cockerel at 22 weeks
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Some pullets around 21 weeks old, cockerel in the middle
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Young cockerel 22 weeks
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21 week pullet
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Anyone have any more pics? Maybe chicks or juveniles?
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Re: Bielefelder Kenn-Hühn

Post by Captain Carrot » 06 Sep 2011, 20:10

I'm gonna have to take some pics of my mature birds
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Re: Bielefelder Kenn-Hühn

Post by Bielefelder » 04 Jan 2012, 23:24

They're very docile and are easy to tame, they're a good breed for children.

They cope well in confinement but are happier in a large run.
My 1.2 Bielefelder laid 50 eggs in the last 30 days (lights on from 4 to 8 p.m.), they are certainly more happy in a large run, standing around bored in their smaller encloser (18 m²) and complaining until I open the door to let them scratch freely in the garden.


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Hen laying eggs with a weight of 68 grams

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Hen laying eggs with a weight of 58 grams

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Hatching egg minimum weight as of german standard are 60 grams, and 230 eggs annually

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Re: Bielefelder Kenn-Hühn

Post by Captain Carrot » 06 Jan 2012, 22:11

Hello and welcome to the forum!

I'm down to just one hen at the moment. Not sure if I'll be getting any more
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Post by Bielefelder » 15 Apr 2012, 15:16

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Post by Bielefelder » 15 Apr 2012, 18:24

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Re: Bielefelder Kenn-Hühn

Post by Bielefelder » 15 Apr 2012, 18:31

Some more when they where about 5 weeks old:

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Re: Bielefelder Kenn-Hühn

Post by Captain Carrot » 15 Apr 2012, 20:48

Nice pics
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Re: Bielefelder Kenn-Hühn

Post by OmegaHillsFarm » 23 Oct 2013, 15:44

Nice pics. We are one of the first farms across the pond (in the US) to have Bielefelder chickens. I can tell you they are truly the UBER chicken. The jumbo eggs just keep coming day after day. And these blokes grow big very fast. But the best feature of our birds is their temperament. They are as calm and docile as can be. They will climb up in your lap and want you to pet them like a dog or cat.

Our flock is just started to lay about a month or so ago and we could not be happier with them.

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