Enjoy our pictures of the beautiful brown egg laying Welsummer chicken
1. The rooster on the box of the Cornflakes that your mother made you eat in the morning as a kid was a Welsummer named Cornelius.
2. Welsummer chickens are purported to be one of the top free-range foragers of all the layers and lay more eggs than Marans.
3. They lay a large rich brown Terra cota colored egg.
4. Pullet eggs average 1.96 oz (55.5 g) just a hair shy of the USDA "large" classification of 2.00 oz.
5. Eggs from adult hens consistently hit the large and extra large USDA weights.
6. The hens lay around 160 eggs per year.
7. Chicks are strong and are easily sexed as females have much darker head and back markings than males.
8. They lay fewer eggs during the winter.
9. They are friendly, easily handled birds which love to free range and forage for food but can also be kept in runs quite happily.
10. They do go broody but not usually until late spring but are not particularly good mothers.
11. They are productive for 3 years of their 9 year lifespan.