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.
Started Welsummer Pullet
Started chicks will be available for pickup on Saturday the week they are booked. Any order not picked up on their pickup date will not be held for a longer period of time and will be considered abandoned. NO EXCEPTIONS! Because of the perishable nature of the product, we can not issue a refund for orders that are abandoned.
You will be notified by email the week of pickup to verify that the chicks are available along with available pick up times and location. If chicks are not available, we will email/make effort to contact you.
Please Note: Every effort will be made to ensure chicks are ready to be picked up as expected.