Welsummer Red Partridge

By mschickychick · Jan 10, 2012 · ·
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    Welsummer
    Red Partridge Created by mschickychick
    Breed Information, Comments, and Experience with breed:

    Welsummers are probably best known for being the Kelloggs Cereal Rooster. They are noted for their large terracotta brown egg, some with brown mottled spots. In my experience they are a gentle, although not overly friendly breed. They take confinement well.

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    cockerel​

    Female​
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    Hen in front with young cockerel to left and pullet behind. Note how her yellow leg color has faded, as opposed to the pullets, due to egg laying. The chick was hatched by Barred Rock. I have not had a Wellie go broody.​

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    Sexing Welsummer chicks: pullets (hens) will have a very defined V shape on their heads and eyeliner. Cockerels (roosters) have a smudged looking V and no eyeliner.​

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    1 year old hen striking a pose.​

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    Pullet practicing her pose.​

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    Wonderful large terracotta colored eggs. Egg color or pigment is secreted and applied to the final layers of the eggshell by the hen.​

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    Dad, not showing his best behavior, with 3 month old son​

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Recent User Reviews

  1. Perris
    "Not much info"
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Oct 7, 2018
    This consists mostly of photos of some welsummers and one photo of their eggs; it has little information about the breed. However, the remark on sexing chicks would be valuable if it is true (I do not know if it is true or not, and no references are supplied to support the assertion).

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  1. paddydoda
    good looking wellsummers

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