Classification: Light Breed
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.
Please note we no longer keep this breed.