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Welbar Chickens

Breed Rating (6 Reviews)


Welbar 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.

Welbar 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.

Welbar Status


Welbar Pictures

welbar chicks
Gold & Silver Welbar Bantams
Welbar Hen
Angela and Dorothy
Dorothy, Welbar
Welbar Pullet

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Latest Reviews For Welbar (5 of 6)

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- Derrick,

Large fowl not easy to find. Bantams becoming more popular. Newly re-founded Autosexing Breeders Association can be enormously helpful and put people in touch. Lovely friendly and gentle little souls. You can order pullets 100% sex guaranteed at hatch.


Got fed up with temperament of Welsummer Bantam Cockerels and ran a Welbar Bantam Cockerel - sadly first back-cross only gives you pure Welbar Pullets and the Cockerels are X-Bred. Pullet temperament follows sire, though, what little sweeties!!!!

WHY ARE THESE NOT MORE POPULAR - Derrick, Northamptonshire,

Nice friendly bantams that are extremely hardy. Cannot understand why they aren't more popular.

I like it - An Omleteer,

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

Lovey Non Agressive Birds - An Omleteer,

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.