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.
Through our pre-season (before February 26th, 2020), Started Pullets are available for pickup in South Jordan Monday-Thursday from 6:00-8:00PM, Friday 5:00-7:00PM, and Saturday 10:00AM-5:00PM. Please note above which day of the week and what time you would like to pick up your order. If pickup time needs to change please notify Kris by text as soon as possible. We can not hold orders for more than 7 days from the date selected (Date Available). Any orders not picked up will be considered abandoned. Because of the perishable nature of the product, we can not issue a refund for orders that are abandoned.
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