Welbar Chickens

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History

The Welbar originated Britain in 1941 when the Welsummer was crossed with the Barred Plymouth Rock. They are upright, active birds with well built bodies, broad, long backs and a full, well rounded breast. The wings are neatly tucked to their sides and the tail is large, full and held high. They have a deep, wide abdomen. The beak is short and deep and they have a single, medium comb which is firm and upright. The face is smooth, the wattles are close together and of medium size and the earlobes are small. They have an abundant hackle and a long, slender neck. The legs are unfeathered and they have four toes. Plumage is silky.

Varieties

The Silver Welbar is predominantly silver all over with the occasional black ticking on the hackle and black barring on the wing and tail. The breast is black with silver mottling. The female has a salmon breast and the hackle is striped with black. The wings are slightly barred and the tail is dark grey. The gold Welbar is mostly gold but the male has black ticking on the hackle, black barring on the wing and tail and the breast is black with gold barring. The female has black striping which is barred with white on her head and hackle. The breast is salmon and the wings and back are lightly barred with grey. They tail is brownish grey and lightly barred.

Status

Rare

Latest Reviews For Welbars (3 of 3)

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           I like it

- An Omleteer, 30 January 2010

This is a very good chicken I would like to buy.


           Lovey Non Agressive Birds

- An Omleteer, 04 June 2009

I started keeping Welbars last year (2008). These birds are rare and having got welsummers already thought it would be nice to help this similar breed along. The hens are a paler version of the welsummer but slightly more stocky and lay similar eggs.The cockrels are totally different from the welsummer, but equally as stunning. Also the males are very placid even with each other if they have been together since hatch. It would be nice if people bred more of these lovely birds.


           Lovely birds to keep very attractive.

- An Omleteer, 02 June 2009

Overall these birds lay well. The eggs are the same as the welsummer. The cockrels are really lovely,not agressive at all and tend not to fight if they have been reared together and kept together throughout. The female looks like a paler version of the welsummer hen but slightly stockier in build.The cockrel on the other hand is totally different but just as attractive with a lovely spangled look. They are extremely rare and its hard to find new blood lines but with the autosexing ability, rearing all those unwanted cockrels is a thing of the passed.

 
 
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