Welsummer

Welsummer

Aloof ladies in their honey coloured attire.

 We have been breeding our welsummers for a couple of seasons now and we are enjoying having them around. The hens are an attractive honey brown in colour and the roosters are not far off the classic farmyard cockerel. They are a fast feathering, quick growing breed and can be easily sexed around 6 weeks of age. We do not find them to be too friendly, rather on the aloof side. The welsummer was developed by a farmer in Welsum, Holland at the end of the 19th century. They are classified as a light breed and are good layers of brown eggs. In New Zealand they are classified as a rare breed.

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