Welsummer chickens are a Dutch breed named after the village of Welsum in Holland. Developed in Holland in the 20th century. Welsummer chickens lay dark reddish-brown eggs and are dual-purpose birds. They are non-setters, generally cold hardy and economical eaters. Birds are moderately early maturing and are considered good foragers. Welsummer chickens are easy to handle, friendly and lively, but not especially flighty. Male plumage is very different from the female plumage. The male’s saddle, head and neck feathers are rich golden-brown. The back, wing front and wing bows are bright reddish-brown. Each feather of the back of the females is reddish brown, stippled with black, and has a distinct lighter shaft. Babies are yellow with dark brown stripes on their backs. 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 #4 – #7 on Egg Chart
- Egg Production: 200-280 eggs per year
- Egg Size: Medium-Large
- Temperament: Active
- Broody: Variable
- Country of Origin: Holland
- APA: Yes, Recognized by the Standard of Perfection in 1991.
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