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WELSUMMER

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COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Holland

CATEGORY: Soft feather

EGG COLOUR: Brown to deep brown (Non-Sitters)

 

 

 

CLASSIFICATION

CODE

MASSES

BREED CODE

RING SIZES

Light breed

 

 

 

 

LARGE

 

 

298

 

Cock

10

3.2kg

 

E

Hen

12

2.7kg

 

D

Cockerel

14

2.7kg

 

E

Pullet

16

2.3kg

 

D

 

BANTAMS

 

 

530

 

Cock

10

1000g

 

C

Hen

12

  800g

 

B

Cockerel

14

1000g

 

C

Pullet

16

  800g

 

B

 

 

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 Barnevelder and the Rhode Island Red. In 1928, stock was imported into England 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. It enters the medium size class in the country of origin. Judges and breeders work to a standard that values indications of productiveness, so that laying merits can be combined with beauty.

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