The Welsummer lays large brown eggs, however, it is a non sitter. Its head is small and its comb is upright and has evenly serrated points. It is a light, docile breed, with rustic-red and orange colour. Representations of cockerels in the media are often based upon the “classic” Welsummer look. The most common example of this would be the Kelloggs Cornflakes rooster. Its eggs are dark-brown and spotty. There are three variations of the standard Welsummer, these are the Partrige, Silver Duckwing and the Gold Duckwing. There is also a Bantam Welsummer breed which is similar but lays light brown eggs. Bantams exist in both Partrige and Silver Duckwing colours. The Welsummer hens usually have gold hair-like feathers on their necks, as the cocks have a rusty-red on their necks.
Soft feather – light
Various shades of brown black tail with beetle green sheen. Also silver ducking. Cock is particularly colourful.
Bantam Variety Welsummer
Dark red – brown
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