|This Dutch breed takes it's name from the small village of Welsum. Developed just after the turn of the century, it was first shown in 1921.
The Welsummer's main characteristic is the large dark brown egg, described in an article in Fancy Fowl as "a rich deep flower-pot red brown, almost glowing . . ."
Although considered a light, soft feathered, nonsitting breed, the hens can go broody. Welsummers are good foragers on free range.
Black/red is the standardised colour of the large form.
They are remarkably attractive birds, but are really more for ornamental value as their productive qualities are lower than other utility breeds.
The males are the quintessential Kellogg's cockerel