Welsummer Chicken

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Willem Hoekstra

Other common names: Welsumer

The basics:
Welsummer chickens were developed in the small village of Welsum in the Netherlands in the early 1900's. In 1927 the Dutch Association for the Improvement of the Welsummer Poultry Breed was founded. The Welsummer breed arrived in England in 1928. Today, Welsummers are perhaps best known for being the Kelloggs Cereal Rooster.

Types: Bantam, Largefowl
Varieties (Single Comb): Red Partridge, Silver Duckwing
Uses: Eggs, Meat
Bantam: 30 - 34 oz
Largefowl: 6 - 7 lbs
Personality: Lively, social, and friendly the hens make fine pets. Occasionally, roosters are aggressive.
Broody: Occasionally
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Good (3/week)
Egg color: Dark Brown with Speckles
Egg size: Large


productive layers, gentle birds, friendlier chickens, cold tolerant, great foragers


average shells, shy creatures, bit standoffish, little escape artists


beautiful terra cotta, talkative bird, uniquely colored eggs, great hobby, sociable

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Welsummer Chicken

From gardenfairy Sep 10 2014 4:10AM


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