Welsummer Chickens (Large Fowl)



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Please Note: We are currently out of stock of the Welsummer Chickens (Large Fowl).

Welsummer Chickens (Large Fowl) Breed Information

The birds are bred form the President of the Welsummer Club (Rev. Edward Lobb) who has won top awards at the Federation Championship Show and the National Championship Show. His birds lay very dark brown terracotta eggs.

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We are member of the Welsummer Club and keep abreast of all the latest news regarding this breed. This helps us maintain our high standards and great show results with this breed. You can also become a member of this club for under £10 per year. By joining you will receive an annual newsletter and year book. You will also receive a Rules and Standard for breeding quality Welsummers, a members list, history of the breed information and this way you will be helping to encourage and improve the breeding of Welsummers for exhibition and utility purposes as well as having access to assistance from expert breeders. The club will keep you posted with all the latest information and show results regarding this breed. For more information on how to join contact us.

Welsummer Chickens (Large Fowl) Characteristics

Origin: Welsum, Holland. Was first imported into the UK in 1928
Classification: Light: Soft feather Egg Colour: Deep red-brown
General Characteristics:
Carriage: Upright, alert and active
Type: Body well built on good constitutional lines. Back is broad and long. Breast is full, well rounded and broad. Wings are moderately long, carried closely to the sides. Tail fairly large and full, carried high, but not squirrel like. Abdomen long and wide.
Head: Symmetrical, well balanced, of fine quality without coarseness, excesses of exaggeration. Skull refined, especially at the back. Beak is strong, short and deep. Eyes are keen in expression and bold, full and highly placed in the skull. They stand out prominently when viewed from the front or back; pupils are large and free from defective shape. Comb single, of medium size, firm, upright, free from any twists or excess around the nostrils, clear of the nostrils and of a fine, silky texture. Five to seven broad and even serrations, the back following closely but not touching the line of the skull and neck. Face is smooth, open and of a silky texture, free from wrinkles or surfeit of flesh and without overhanging eyebrows. Ear-lobes small and almond shaped. Wattles of medium size, fine and silky texture and close together.
Neck: Fairly long, slender at top but finishing with abundant hackle.
Legs & Feet: Thighs to show clear of the body without the loss of the breast. Shanks of medium length, medium bone and well set apart, free from feathers and with soft, pliable sinews, free from coarseness. Four long, straight and well spread toes. Back toe to follow in a straight line free from feathers between the toes.
Plumage: Thigh, silky and waxy, free from excess of coarseness, silky at abdomen and free from bagginess at thighs. Handling: Compact, firm and neat bone.
Handling: Pelvic bones fine and pliable, abdomen pliable, flesh and skin of fine texture and free from coarseness; plumage sleek; abdomen capacious, but well supported by long breastbone and not drooping; general handling of a fit, keen and active layer.
Colour: Head and neck rich golden-brown. Hackles rich golden-brown as uniform as possible, free from black striping, yet underparts (out of sight) may show a little striping at present. Back, shoulder coverts and wing bow bright red-brown. Wing coverts black with green sheen forming a broad bar across (a little brown peppering at present permissible); primaries (out of sight when wing is closed), inner web black, outer web brown; secondaries, outer web brown, inner web black, lower back edged with brown. Breast black with red mottling. Abdomen and thigh fluff black and red mottled. Beak yellow or horn. Eyes red. Comb, face, ear-lobes and wattles bright red. Legs and feet yellow. Undercolour dark slate-grey.
Weight: Large Fowl Cock: Not less than 7lb (3.2kg) Cockerel: Not less than 6lb (2.7kg) Hen: Not less than 6lb (2.7kg) Pullet: Not less than 2-2.25lb (4.5-5kg)

What Our Customers Say About Our Welsummer Chickens

“Great seller – kept me informed about progress of order. Arrived safe & well packed when they said they would. Fingers crossed for a good hatch – thank you.”

Toria Wissett-Warner Excellent

“Excellent service and communication, Eggs are of the best quality and very uniform in size and colour, We will be using you again as we expand our flock.”

Matthew Sidebotham Excellent

“The 6 eggs I collected about 4 weeks ago were great and hatched against all odds. First when I got home my broody had changed her mind and the eggs were not set until 1 week later when she finally committed. A disaster occurred on day 18 when she was accidently locked out of the broody box all day, probably for 4 or 5 hours and it was only 7 or 8 degrees outside. The eggs were completely cold. Anyway she resumed brooding and hatched 5/6 chicks from Cheshire Poultry, plus 2 of her own, exactly 1 day late. So Cheshire Poultry eggs are pretty tough. (The one that didn’t hatch was fertile but not pipped, probably died at day 18.)”Jill Stocks Excellent

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