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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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Gender​

Age​

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Description / Information

Male​

100​

cockerel​

Female​

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.​

Male​

4​

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.​

Female​

1 year old hen striking a pose.​

Female​

38​

Pullet practicing her pose.​

Male​

Male​

0​

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

Female​

10​

Male​

43​

Male​

84​

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