Welsummer

$3.50$4.95

Welsummer chickens are a cold hardy bird of Holland descent.    Bred in the early 1900’s, the hens are partridge type coloring while the roosters are darker with a rustic red-orange saddle on their back.   The Welsummer hen lays large eggs which are a terracotta dark brown, often with dark speckles.   They are a light, friendly, and intelligent breed.   Like the Marans the Welsummer tends to be more athletic, taking to foraging and free ranging more often than other breeds.

Approx 200-280 Dark Brown Eggs/Yr | Mature WT: Male 7#, Female 6#

 

Available February – September

Orders ship USPS Priority Mail on day of hatch!

(Minimum 3 Each Sex)

Amount Female St Run Male
3+ $4.95 $4.15 $3.50
6+ $4.75 $4.00 $3.30
15+ $4.55 $3.85 $3.00
25+ $4.35 $3.70 $2.80

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Description

The Welsummer chicken is a Dutch breed named after the village of Welsum in Holland.  Developed in the 1900’s it was first imported into this country in 1928 for its large brown egg.  The Welsummer eggs will vary in tints of dark brown eggs and most of the eggs will have a real dark speckled pigment in the egg shell.  The Welsummer is a large, upright, active bird with a broad back, full breast, large full tail and a single comb.  Welsummers have a docile and friendly personality.  The famed Kellogg’s Rooster was a Welsummer chicken.  The Welsummer roosters are glorious with their beautiful shades of red and black.  They are a fast growing bird and a very rare breed here in the United States.

Approx 200-280 Dark Brown Eggs/Yr | Mature WT: Male 7#, Female 6#

  • Poultry Show Class: Continental Class
  • Weights: Hen ——-6 lbs       Rooster—-7 lb
  • Purpose and Type: Dark Egg Laying; Production
  • Color of Egg Shell: Dark Brown Egg #4 – #7 on Egg Chart
  • Egg Production: 200-280 eggs per year
  • Egg Size: Medium-Large
  • Temperament: Active
  • Gender Accuracy: 85-90%
  • Fertility Percentage: 60-75%
  • Broody: Variable
  • Mating Ratio: 9 Females to 1 Male
  • Roost Height: 2 to 4 feet
  • Country of Origin: Holland
  • APA: Yes, Recognized by the Standard of Perfection in 1991.
  • ALBC: Not Listed

Available February – September

Orders ship USPS Priority Mail on day of hatch!

(Minimum 3 Each Sex)

 Quantity Discount will appear in your cart!

PLEASE REVIEW MINIMUM ORDER RULES & QUANTITIES BELOW

———->  Minimum Order Requirements  <———–

Additional small order fee ($35.00) charged for orders of only 3-14 poultry. 

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Sex

Male, Straight Run, Female

Desired Hatch Week

AUGUST 17, 2020, AUGUST 24, 2020, AUGUST 31, 2020, SEPTEMBER 7, 2020, SEPTEMBER 14, 2020, SEPTEMBER 21, 2020, SEPTEMBER 28, 2020