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Welsummer Chickens

Welsummer

Welsummer Chickens were created at the same time as Barnevelders but on the Ysel river area around Deventer in Holland. Welsummer Chickens are reputed to be made from breeds including partridge versions of Cochin, Leghorn and Wyandotte with later additions of Barnevelder and Rhode Island. Imported initially in 1928 and classed here as the heavier light breed.An excellent back garden egg layer normally good with children.





Characteristics: Welsummer Chicken is one of the premier 'Brown Eggers' Producing eggs of a rich dark terracotta colour. Both males and females look attractive. Many people describe them as, What a farmyard chicken should really look like.

  • Standard Weights: Cock-6 pounds; hen-4 pounds; cockerel-5 pounds; pullet-3-1/2 pounds.
  • Skin Color: Yellow
  • Egg Shell Color: Brown
  • Use: Egg Producer
  • Origin: Holland




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