Chicken Breed Focus - Welsummer

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by sumi, May 14, 2015.

  1. themenagerie

    themenagerie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the Wellie thread. I have about 50 birds of many varieties, but my favorites are always the Wellies. They're very nice to look at, good layers of beautiful eggs, good foragers, get along with everyone and are very laid back. Mine do tend to lay around the 7-8 month mark, later than some of the other birds, but well worth the wait.
     
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  2. Beer can

    Beer can Chicken Obsessed

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    Late, most people I know say the same and mine were the last of all my other breeds. It was subzero winter, short days when they started so I guess I can't complain.
     
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  3. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member Project Manager

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    I'm glad to see this breed focused, I've had them on my "wish list" for a long time. They are such pretty birds and the eggs are beautiful.

    Thanks to everyone sharing the pictures! Does anyone have any chick photos to share?
     
  4. bwalden

    bwalden Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Here's a few with my broody Marans hen hatched a couple weeks ago.
     
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  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Cute cockerel! Good luck with your flock!
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Pretty chicks, they do look like they are enjoying themselves!
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Nice flock, beautiful rooster!
     
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    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Beautiful eggs!
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    X3, mine have been at least 6+ months before they started, but I've always gotten them in the spring and the pullets have started in late summer/fall and laid all through the winter until late the next summer.
     
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  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Don't have any close pictures of them, but here are a couple in the brooder (the blue/black chicks are Ameraucana).
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