These rare birds of Dutch origins emerged in Holland early in the 20th century. The Welsummer chicken was admitted into the American Standard of Perfection in 1991.
These chickens have a beautiful loose or soft, feathered plumage that is black and brownish red, somewhat similar to the Rhode Island Red. Welsummer chickens are mostly sought after for their large, deep dark reddish-brown eggs. Some of the eggs will also have brown spots on them too. The baby chicks can be color sexed which makes this breed an exciting chicken for the kids to hatch. The Kellogg’s Cornflakes chicken is a Welsummer.
We are selling Welsummer chicks because of their many wonderful characteristics and excellent egg production. They are an all-around good chicken for anything from showing, to egg production or meat, and pet chickens. The Welsummer is also a very intelligent breed that matures early, is very cold hardy, and is active foragers. These chickens are also known for their ability to lay eggs in the winter. You really can’t go wrong with this friendly breed.
|Egg Color||Reddish Brown & Speckled||Hardiness||Cold|
|Egg Production||Good||Hen Weight||6 lbs|
|Personality||Calm and Easy Going||Rooster Weight||7 lbs|
Live Chick Guarantee
We guarantee your ordered number of birds arrive healthy and true to breed. Please contact us immediately should any losses or variances to your order occur, this guarantee is only for the safe and live delivery of your poultry. Any loss must be reported to Chickens for Backyards within 3 days of receipt for any adjustment to be made. Reshipments are subject to availability and minimum shipping requirements. If eligible, we will reship only once. Reimbursements are limited to the cost of the birds and will not include shipping charges.