The Welsummer is named after the village of Welsum, this Dutch breed has in its make-up such breeds as the partridge Cochin, partridge Wyandotte and partridge Leghorn, and still later the Barnvelder and the Rhode Island Red. In 1928, stock was imported into the UK from Holland, in particular for its large brown egg, which remains its special feature, some products being mottled with brown spots. It has distinctive markings and colour, and comes into the light breed category, although it has good body size.


Welsummers are recorded as laying in the region of 200 dark brown eggs per year, making them excellent back garden layers and are reported to get along well with children.


We will have hatching eggs avaliable from March 2013 and Chicks avaliable from April 2013.