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.

Welsummer

Product Code : WELS

Item#Sex1-56-1516-2526+Quantity

WELS

St. Run

$4.10

$3.99

$3.82

$3.60

WELF

Female

$4.79

$4.68

$4.52

$4.30

WELM

Male

$3.49

$3.38

$3.22

$3.00

Next available: 10 left for Aug 20, or view upcoming inventory

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.

Characteristics
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

Aug 20, 2018

Female: 5
St. Run: 10
Male: 100+

Aug 27, 2018

Female: 0
St. Run: 0
Male: 28

Sep 4, 2018

Female: 0
St. Run: 0
Male: 31

Sep 10, 2018

Female: 0
St. Run: 0
Male: 25

Sep 17, 2018

Female: 0
St. Run: 0
Male: 40

Sep 24, 2018

Female: 0
St. Run: 0
Male: 30

Oct 1, 2018

Female: 3
St. Run: 6
Male: 96

Oct 9, 2018

Female: 97
St. Run: 100+
Male: 100+

Oct 15, 2018

Female: 85
St. Run: 100+
Male: 100+

Oct 22, 2018

Female: 0
St. Run: 0
Male: 0

Oct 29, 2018

Female: 0
St. Run: 0
Male: 0

Nov 5, 2018

Female: 0
St. Run: 0
Male: 0

Nov 13, 2018

Female: 0
St. Run: 0
Male: 0

Nov 26, 2018

Female: 0
St. Run: 0
Male: 0



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