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Greenfire Farms is thrilled to announce that by releasing a small chicken breed we are filling a giant void on the American poultry map.
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Bantam Bielefelder Day-Old Chick Male49.00
Bantam Bielefelder Day-Old Chick Female99.00
We will be releasing this breed in 2023 and we are so excited to bring this auto-sexing and bantam beauty to the United States. Autosexing is an extraordinary genetic trait in a chicken breed that provides clear visual cues to determine a chick’s gender on the day it is hatched. While this trait is now commonly seen in American large fowl flocks (thanks in large part to our importation of breeds like the Cream Legbar and 55 Flowery Hen), there has never been an autosexing bantam breed available to the American poultry hobbyist; until now, that is.

We are pleased to announce that we have successfully imported bantam Bielefelders, which is now the only autosexing bantam breed on American soil. Their famous counterpart, the large fowl Bielefelder, was originally introduced to America by Greenfire Farms more than seven years ago. The Bielefelder, often called the Uber Chicken for its extraordinary size and egg-laying prowess, took America by storm and can now be found in several hatcheries around the country. But, large fowl Bielefelders require spacious pens and room to roam, and there was never a bantam alternative for hobbyists with smaller pens or who are simply attracted to smaller chicken breeds.

We have a small laying flock of bantam Bielefelders, and these beautiful miniatures are as captivating as their larger counterparts. These bantams produce auto-sexed chicks, a first for a bantam breed in America, and the males can be identified with their light-colored fluff and a dot on their head while the females have darker fluff and dark brown chipmunk stripes.

Compare the size of the bantams to their large fowl counterparts. Scroll through the images and you will see a large fowl rooster weighing in at 8.95lbs (or 4.06kg) standing next to his bantam brethren who weighs just 3.85lbs (or 1.75kg). In another image, you will see a large fowl hen who weighs 7.30 lbs (3.31kg) standing next to a bantam hen that weighs just 2.75 lbs (1.25kg). This exceptional size differential provides a completely different experience in raising this remarkable breed, and every poultry hobbyist can enjoy the ease with which the bantams can be housed and managed.
Egg Color tan
Egg Size Small to Medium
Average number of eggs per year 160 - 180
Gamefowl no
Table Breeds no
Country of Origin Germany
Cold tolerant no
Year of import(s) 2021