These beautiful birds are under-represented in backyard world of chickens.
This is a great shame as they have many outstanding attributes for the small homesteader as we shall see.
They are a fairly recent addition to chicken breeds, being ‘born’ less than one hundred years ago in the Netherlands.
They are popular in the UK and Australia but have yet to have a huge following here in the US, which is surprising since they are an advertising ‘superstar’. Remember Cornelius (The Kellogg’s rooster)? He is a Welsummer rooster!
Keep reading to learn all you need to know about Welsummers including their temperament, egg laying ability, broodiness and more…