I am not sure that you will find a better dual purpose bird for your flock than the German Bielefelder. The roosters are lovely and have temperaments to match. Our main man, Fritz, is a gentle soul that is easily handled by adults and children alike. Bielefelder roosters are protective of their ladies and are always alert for overhead predators. The ladies are large and docile within the flock. Their laying during the peak of season can rival that of a production hen. You an expect 5-6 large tan to light brown eggs a week from these work horse birds.