Breed Rating (26 Reviews)
The Welsummer is named after the village of Welsum in Holland although the breed was originally developed in the area along the river Ysel to the north of Deventer, Holland at about the same time as the Barnevelders (1900-1913). The Dutch bred it from the partridge Cochin, partridge Wyandotte and partridge Leghorn, the Barnevelder and Rhode Island Red. It was first imported into this country in 1928 for its large brown egg. The Welsummer is a large, upright, active bird with a broad back, full breast and large full tail. They head has a single comb, medium wattles, almond shaped ear lobes and a strong, short beak. They have yellow legs which fade to pale yellow in summer and reddish bay eyes.
Welsummers lay lovely large eggs and the dark brown pigment can actually be rubbed off as it is added at the end of the egg laying sequence. They do go broody but not usually until late Spring but are not particularly good mothers. Chicks are strong and are easily sexed as females have much darker head and back markings than males. They lay fewer eggs during the winter. They are friendly, easily handled birds which love to free range and forage for food but can also be kept in runs quite happily. They are productive for 3 years of their 9 year lifespan.
Silver Duckwing, gold and black-red partridge.
Welsummer For Sale
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Welsummer/araucana/legbars .Garden Ready.
Description: My Lovely Coloured Egg Hatches 2018 are underway! This years hatchings are to perfect my olive egg layers so Welsummer Legbar araucana mixes which hatch from dark brown, olive and blue/green eggs. Happy Healthy Chicks that are available from 6 week old (£10) up to point of lay hens plus cockerels, ( price for 20wk old idepends on age, sex & egg colour £10-£30) They all love the garden and are hand fed treats so very friendly. Organic chick crumb then Grower Pellets, munch on Herbs plus a few treats! At 6 week they are feathery fluffy teenagers...hilarious inquisitive lovely big chicks, 20wks old they are almost full sized confident chickens who make superb garden wanderers used to family life. Collection only, A515. Village between Ashbourne & Buxton.
Welsummer - Pullet - Pullets
Description: Welsummer, 22week old over wintered hens just coming into lay £30 each. We also have day olds and growers from £12 each sexed and hatching eggs with proven fertility (your welcome to look at partialy incubated eggs of the breeds you have chosen) Please visit our website www.noddyspurebreeds.co.uk for more photos or you can find us on Facebook. Noddys Pure Breeds
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