Barred Plymouth Rock vs. Welsummer

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jmeeter88, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. jmeeter88

    jmeeter88 Songster

    Aug 18, 2008
    New Hartford, NY
    Which bird would be more suitable for Central New York / North East, a Barred Plymouth Rock or a Welsummer?

    What are the pros and cons of each?

  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Either would work, however, generally, you will find the Barred Rocks friendlier and much better layers.
  3. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    Welsummers do not lay well in the winter. BRs do. My Wellies are very friendly...but quite talkative. Constantly!
  4. Kanchii

    Kanchii Songster

    Also, I've noticed that wellies eat like twice as much food as a bird their same size. It's crazy. And BR's tend to be friendlier, and in my opinion, much prettier! [​IMG]
  5. jimnjay

    jimnjay Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bryant Alabama
    I have to agree, My Welsummers are down to 3 eggs a week already, if that. They started laying at the end of August. They eat allot and do not forage. The Barred Rocks I have had in the past were excellent winter layers and sweeter disposition. Welsummers eggs are extremely dark at first but fade so the color later on is not much different than a Rock's.

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