Welsummer is a Dutch breed well known for its speckled terra cotta colored eggs. They got their name from village of Welsum in Holland. It was in 1928 that this breed was imported to USA. They were created by crossing local fowl of mixed origins such as Rhode Island Reds, Barnevelders, Partridge Leghorns, Cochins, and Wyandottes.
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The hens lay around 160 eggs per year. Pullet eggs average 1.96 oz and eggs from adult hens are the large and extra large USDA weights. A combination of brown, red, black, and beetle green feathering, large flowing tail and yellow shanks is the iconic look of the Welsummer rooster. The Welsummer hen sports a soft partridge color with a chestnut front and light hackles and light-colored shafting on the feathers across the back.
Cornelius, the Kellogg's Corn Flake Rooster was a Welsummer. The breed entered the American Standard of Perfection in 1991. There are 3 varieties of Welsummer; Silver Duckwing, gold and black-red partridges.