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 - 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
Olive & blue egg hatch - few chicks now available
Description: Welsummer Maran araucana chicks hatched from olive and blue eggs 31/3/18. 6 chicks available, Organic fed, herbal supplements and family raised so happy & healthy chicks. £5 at 1week old. Additional £1 per week thereafter. Happy to grow your chick onto week 6 when they will be ready for the garden / great outdoors. Please email for photos of individual chicks .
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