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Originally from Holland, the Welsummer chicken is a dual purpose chicken of meat and eggs. Two reddish-brown Welsummer hens standing in leaves.Welsummers are "chocolate eggers" with large, reddish-brown (and often speckled) eggs given four times a week. They have a medium build, of about 6-7 lbs, and are fairly commonplace.


The APA recognizes one variety, the red partridge, and they are reported to be intelligent and friendly birds, although not especially docile.


Welsummers have a single comb and good constitution in the winter.




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