Chicks are sold straight meaning we cannot guarantee the gender.
Each chick has a 50/50 chance of being male or female.
Quick Breed Stats:
Egg Color: lighter brown with speckles
Egg Bloom: Can have excellent bloom making the eggs appear pink on occasion
Egg Size: standard
Egg Texture: matted
Egg Production During Spring and Summer: very high 6-7 eggs a week
Meat Production: best for egg production, males have some meat on them.
Heat Tolerance: very good if shade is provided
Cold Tolerance: very good if free from drafts. Use vaseline to prevent frostbite in winter
Disposition: laid back and more solitary. Will come running for treats.
Weeks to Maturity: 22
Free Range Ability: very high, very predator wise – roosters are excellent protectors of the hens.
Likelihood They Will Want To Hatch Eggs: low
If you are looking for just one breed that ticks all of the boxes of what you are looking for in a bird, this is the breed for you!
On the fence about what breed to add to your flock this year? Look no further than these beauties. New chicken keepers and longtime homesteaders will both be pleased by the dynamism and intelligence of our Welsummers. They are the most straight forward, easy to work with chicken breed we have ever encountered.
Looking for some gorgeous speckled brown eggs to add to your daily egg collecting basket? Our Alchemist line of Welsummers are fantastic layers that will not disappoint!
After looking at our lineup of unique birds you may ask why we choose to include Welsummers in our breeding program. The quality of the Welsummer breed varies GREATLY when it comes to feathering and egg laying beauty. We choose to breed Heritage Welsummer for eggs that are speckled with large pronounced dark speckle patterns because no other chicken lays in quite the same pattern and with as high of frequency as our Wellies.
When we move juveniles of this breed out into for forever pasture home they are the first breed out of all that we work with to find their way up and into the safety of their coop at night. While others may require a week of training, the Welsummers take only a few days. Their curious nature, intelligence and trainability make them a valuable part of any home flock.
Laying over 250 eggs a year, our line of Welsummers is a mix of two breeders from different states that have been carefully breeding their lines to produce this speckling effect while creating healthy and robust birds. We keep Welsummers in our general egg laying flock because they can easily compete with the laying ability of any rhode island red or pearl leghorn while maintaining a more docile personality.