This Dutch breed, called the Welsumer in its native land, takes its name from the small village of Welsum in The Netherlands. Developed just after the turn of the twentieth century, it was first shown in 1921. Its main characteristic is the large dark brown egg, described in an article in Fancy Fowl as a rich deep flower-pot red brown, almost glowing. Although considered a light, soft feathered, nonsitting breed, the hens frequently do go broody. Welsummers are good foragers on free range.
Hen #76 was awarded best large fowl, hen #77 was awarded best continental and Wellington and the two hens were awarder best trio in the Washington Feathers Fanciers Winter Show December 13 2008.
Wellington's baby girls