Searching for chickens that would provide color varieties in my egg carton led me to the Welsummer. Heritage breeds were the way to go for our homestead and you cannot get a more classic looking rooster than the Welsummer.
The hens we have tend to be more skittish and less social but we are getting eggs almost daily with a great orangey-yellow yolk. It is worth mentioning that the pullets look like a little chipmunk as chicks and so telling the difference between the pullets and cockerels can be done at a young age. The rooster is colorful and grows to an impressive size. Our Hercules is a handsome one with a loud crowing to call those girls in and warn of predators.
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