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The Welsummer is known for its terra cotta colored eggs often covered in specks of a darker brown. The Kellogg Corn Flakes rooster is a Welsummer. Welsummers are yellow legged and resemble a brown leghorn in color but are much larger and considered dual purpose. The hens are sweet and will follow you around hoping to get a treat from you. 

Chicken Facts:

Poultry Show Class: American Class
Weights: Hens 6    1/2 lbs, Roosters 8 1/2 lbs, Pullets 5 1/2 lbs, Cockerel 7 1/2 lbs
Purpose: Dual Purpose (Eggs & Meat)
Egg Shell Color: Brown Egg
Production: Very Good: 200 - 280 eggs per year
Country of Origin: United States, Rhode Island 
APA:     Yes, Recognized by the American Standard of Perfection
ALBC: Watch Status, Considered a sustainable heritage chicken breed
BREEDER: Pritchett's Small Pets

Our Breeding Strategy for our Welsummers (Production)
Our production Welaummers are bred for the darkest terra cotta eggs, high egg production first, and then for type. They are not guaranteed to be show winners but they will be egg laying machines. Our breeders are culled beginning at the day of hatch. To be qualified for a future breeder our male chicks must be broad and grow quickly. Our pullet chicks must be fast feathering. After the chicks grow up we keep looking for undesirable traits and culling hard. Since the single combed variety isnt recognized by the American Poultry Association we breed them to the Rose Comb standards. We breed them the same way every year and use the Spiral Breeding Method to ensure we get the best quality and best production from our birds. Our hens are single mated or monitored by trap nests, all data is logged into our poultry breeding management software and we keep strict records using ZooEasy Standalone so that we can keep the strongest and healthiest hens that produce the most eggs as possible. We do not try to breed the broodiness out of our hens as this trait is something we encourage because mother nature can always do things better than an incubator.

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