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AV Bird Hatchery


Regular price $3.25 USD
Regular price Sale price $3.25 USD



Type: Standard Chicks
Origin: Continental
Purpose: Dual
Availability: Mid Jan - End of Oct
Comb Type: Single
Egg Color: Dark Brown
Egg Size: Large
Rate of Lay: 208/Year
Broodiness: Yes
Temperament: Not Docile
Leg Style: Clean
Heat Tolerance: Tolerates Well
Cold Tolerance: Hardy
Mature Male Weight: 6 lbs
Mature Female Weight: 4.5 lbs


Welsummers originated around the turn of the 20th century in Holland by crossing Partridge Cochins, Partridge Wyandottes and Partridge Leghorns. Eventually Barnevelders and Rhode Island Reds were used. Welsummer chicks are dark brown with light red streaks down the back. The head, chest and abdomen are light red. They have a single comb and clean, yellow legs and feet. Adult males have rich golden-brown head, neck and saddle plumage. The back, wing fronts and wing bows is reddish brown. The main tail, sickles and wing coverts are greenish black forming a wing bar when the wing is folded. The breast, body, fluff and thigh plumage is black with red mottling. Adult females have a golden-brown head, while the hackle feathers are golden brown. The back and wing bows are reddish brown stippled with black, and the wing coverts are chestnut brown. The main tail feathers are black with the coverts being edged with brown. The thigh, breast and front of neck plumage is chestnut red while the body and fluff plumage is brown with gray shading.

Chickens   12
Guinea Fowl Keets 15
Ducks 8
Geese 8
Pheasants  Chicks 30
Chukars Chicks 50
Quail Chicks 50


The minimum orders are in place to help the chicks remain warm during transportation