Monday, May 4, 2009

Why Welsummers

The beautiful dark brown eggs in the photo above are all it took to convince me into raising Welsummer chickens. These eggs are from Whitmore farms Welsummer hens, the same farm we purchased our chicks from. These photos are right off their farm website. This is what I know about these chickens: they are a heritage breed originating from Welsummer England and they are a hardy active forager. They have been raised to be a dual purpose bird; bred to lay a good number of eggs as well as make a decent meal. When raised with other breeds of chickens they tend to be the more dominant birds. I find the roosters very attractive and I believe I've said this in a different post but I'll say it again, they look like the classic rooster. The hens are less showy, but I guess they put it all into their eggs.

1 comment:

Mount Belly Mama said...

Beautiful! Maybe I'll add that to my wish list of more chickens to get. :)