Wyandotte or Welsummer

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by FourteenChicks, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. My friend is putting some eggs under her broody hen for me and I was wondering if one of these breeds is 'better' than the other. I think I'm getting Wyandottes because I've always wanted one and I haven't heard much about Welsummers
    Your opinion?

  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    I've had both breeds and I don't think one is particularly any better than the other. The lay rate is about the same on both birds (around 4 eggs per hen per week). The Wyandotte is usually a little more docile breed, but I have had an occasional Wyandotte that was more aggressive than any of the Welsummers I've had. The Wyandotte is probably a little prettier breed and the Welsommer, but when it comes right down to it, I would probably go with the Welsummer simple because I like the look of their chocolate eggs better than the lighter brown eggs of the Wyandotte.
  3. Thank you for replying I will have to re-re-consider [​IMG]

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