The Welsummer hen is as lovely as the eggs she lays.The Welsummer rooster was made famous by Kellogg's, who featured Welsummer rooster Cornelius on their cereal box.Welsummer chickens lay a variety of shades of reddish brown eggs with varying amounts of speckles.Meyer Hatchery is happy to offer day old baby Welsummer chicks.Welsummers are great at foraging and love to free range.


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Welsummer Chicks

Welsummers are a rare breed of chicken with Dutch origins, named after the village of Welsum, Holland. They are coveted for the dark reddish-brown speckled eggs. Welsummers are still considered fairly new to North America, imported in the early 1900s. They adapt well to any environment and are excellent foragers. The roosters of this breed are a beautiful sight, and in fact, the rooster you find on the Kellogg’s Cornflake cereal box is a Welsummer named Cornelius.

The Welsummer egg is especially notable and a favorite for egg baskets. They range in a variety of reddish brown colors from terracotta to mahogany, with varying amounts of brown speckles. No two eggs are alike. You can expect around 180+ of these beautiful eggs per year.

Average mature weight: Roosters 6 lbs., Hens 4 1/2 lbs.

Class: Continental
Origin: Holland
Comb Type: Single Comb
Egg Color: Reddish Brown with Speckles
Egg Size: Medium
Production: Good
Matures: Moderately Early
Bird Size: Medium 4 1/2 - 6 lbs
Broody: Occasionally
Hardiness: Cold Tolerant
Personality: Docile & Friendly
Breed Availability

Nov 2, 2020

Female: 0
St. Run: 0
Male: 100+