Welsummers or Welsumers

A nice Welsummer cockerel
Photo courtesy of Ed Maynard

This Dutch breed, called the Welsumer in its native land, takes its name from the small village of Welsum in The Netherlands. Developed just after the turn of the twentieth century, it was first shown in 1921. Its main characteristic is the large dark brown egg, described in an article in Fancy Fowl as "a rich deep flower-pot red brown, almost glowing . . ." (These dark eggs are also found in the Dutch Barnevelders and the French Marans.) Although considered a light, soft feathered, nonsitting breed, the hens frequently do go broody. Welsummers are good foragers on free range.

Black/red is the standardized color of the large form, although bantams also appear in Silver Duckwing.


Breed clubs:

The Welsummer Club of North America

The Welsummer Club
G H Johnson
3 Aston Court Mews, Coppice Green Lane
Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8TP
England
phone: 01952-460274

The Danish Welsumers Club
Helen Orndorf
Bondesvadvej 169 Rold
DK 8300
Odder, Denmark
tel.: + 45 86 56 02 07
e-mail: bantam@fjerkrae.dk

The Dutch Welsummer Club / Welsumerclub


Welsummer Links:

The Welsummer group at yahoo

Kitaline Farm's Welsummers

Our Welsummers -- at The Easy Chicken

Welsummers at Little Redpale Farm

South Yeo Farm East

Welsummers at Whitmore Farm

Utility Welsummers -- in English, Dutch and German

Welsummers at Our Flybabies

Welsummers at Skyline Poultry

Terrapin Creek Farm has Welsummers

Just Struttin Farm has Welsummers

You can find Welsummers at Jack the Goose's farm

Carter's Legacy Farms sells Welsummers.

You can get Welsummers from Chicken Scratch Poultry.


A nice display of dark Welsummer eggs
Photo courtesy of Banc Penrhos Farm

The head of "Kellogg," a Welsummer rooster
Photo courtesy of Senia Phillips

Two Welsummer hens
Photo courtesy of Frances A. Bassom

A nice Welsummer cockerel from the UK 07 Federation show
Photo courtesy of Rupert Stephenson

More Welsummer cockerels
Photo courtesy of Joe Smith and Graces Farm

A bantam Welsummer cockerel
Photo courtesy of Sascha Michel

"Keridwen," a 13-week-old pullet
Photo courtesy of Ket

The head of a Welsummer pullet
Photo courtesy of Ket

Two Welsummer males, a Gold Duckwing on the left, and a Silver Duckwing
Photos courtesy of Banc Penrhos Farm

A Welsumer rooster
Photo courtesy of Nick Nick (The Chicken Mother!)

"Hilda," a pet Welsummer hen
Photo courtesy of Helena Gardner

"Jonah," a Welsummer roo
Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Gill

Welsummer eggs from the UK
Photo courtesy of Rupert Stephenson

A picture of what Welsummers should look like in Denmark
Photo courtesy of Helen Ørndorf and The Danish National Club (DFFR)

"Lady," another pet Welsummer hen
Photo courtesy of Renate Haeckler

"Cinnamon," yet another Welsummer hen
Photo courtesy of Buddy Henry


Welsummer chicks
Photos courtesy of Lester Stocker (left) and Emily (right)

Another bunch of Welsummer chicks
Photo courtesy of Taryn Koerker

More Welsummer chicks
Photos courtesy of Pam Marshall

A Welsummer bantam with her brood
Photo courtesy of Mandy


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