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Chicken Breeds in Detail: Welsumers and Dwarf Welsumers

2013-03-02

With so many chicken breeds it’s really worth presenting a couple of them in detail.

At least once a week we would like to inform you as much in detail as possible about a certain chicken breed. We find for you all the facts on the Internet and books, plus links to some good websites with regard to this breed.

Have fun while reading.

Welsumers

A beautiful Welsumer hen. Thanks for a photo to the owners
A beautiful Welsumer hen. Thanks for a photo to the owners

This chicken breed belongs to the genus of the domestic chicken breeds and comes originally from the Netherlands. More probably, from a small village called Welsum. They were firstly shown in 1925 at exhibitions in Germany.

Due to their large eggs and their good carcass, Welsumers are generally very popular and now spread throughout Europe.

Welsumers have a roller-shaped, spacious, horizontally carried body, with a medium-high posture. In the Netherlands Welsumer chickens are shorter and look bell-shaped by their physique.

Welsumers’ red-partridge or orange plumage is close fitting.

Other Facts:

Weight: Rooster 3-3.5kg, hen 2-2.5kg
Laying performance: Up to 160 eggs/year
Eggs weight: Approx. 65g
Eggshell color: Dark brown with little shine
Ring size Rooster 20, hen 18

Dwarf Welsumer

The dwarf form of Welsumers, known as Dwarf Welsumer, comes from Germany. It was additionally bred in silver-colored and blue-rust-partridge variaties.

Firstly they were presented on a show on 1934 and officially recognized in 1947.

Other Facts:

Weight: Rooster 1,300g, hen 1,000g
Laying performance: Up to 180 eggs/year
Eggs weight: Approx. 47g
Eggshell color: Dark brown with little shine
Ring size Rooster 15, hen 13

Anyone who is interested in more detail in this chicken breed is welcome to have a look at the following books. In addition to usual facts, books often contain firsthand information about breeders or connoisseurs.



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Would you like to know more about Welsumers?

The "Mini Encyclopedia of Chicken Breeds and Care: A Color Directory of the Most Popular Breeds and Their Care" has information on some of the most popular chicken breeds and has a section devoted completely to Welsumers. We love the illustrations and photos of different breeds and there is also useful general information about chicken keeping.

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Are you considering breeding or keeping Welsumers?

While "The Chicken Encyclopedia: An Illustrated Reference" is not specifically about Welsumers, it does have a section about Welsumers as well as nearly every other chicken breed, common and rare. It's a fun, informative, and useful read; we particularly enjoyed the bits of "chicken trivia".

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And as always we provide you with the selection of good and informative links about Welsumer chicken::

Comments

  1. wrote on March 7th, 2013 at 9:41 am

    Wolfgang Kubeil

    Unfortunately, the author of the article has made a small or big mistake.

    He did not make any reference to the Breed Club of Welsumers and Dwarf Welsumer Breeders in Germany. He just gave a link to the Breed Club of Rheinland-Westfalen-Lippe. The Breed Club of Welsumers and Dwarf Welsumer Breeders can be found here:

    http://svwelsumer.oyla.de/cgi-bin/hpm_homepage.cgi
    Please, visit this link!

    Thank you

    Breeder of Dwarf Welsumers and a European champion in 2012
    Wolfgang Kubeil

  2. wrote on March 7th, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Brina Ullrich

    Thanks for this info. We immediately corrected this mistake! We are always happy about any kind of feedback. Greetings from Mainz!

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