Welbar - Chicken

Welbar cock

Welbar Details

Uses
Eggs, table bird
Origin
Lustleigh, Devon, England
Class
Light, soft feather, auto-sexing breed
Colour
Gold or Silver
Comb
Single
Eggs
Brown
Weight, cock
3.4 kg
Weight, hen
2.7 kg
Parentage
Welsummer, Barred Plymouth Rock
Sitter?
A non-sitter
Autosexable?
Yes
Breed Club

Rare poultry Society

Breed Ratings
Temperament
Hardiness
Egg Laying
Table Value
Flightiness
Brooding

Welbar Description

The Welbar could easily become one of the most popular of the auto sexing breeds, largely due to the reasonable quantities of dark brown eggs that the breed produces. The breed was created between 1940 and 1946 by a Mr H.R.S Humphreys of Eastwrey, Lustleigh, Devon. Gold and Silver varieties were developed at the same time. The same principles were used as implemented in the creation of the Legbar. Further lines can be created by crossing a Welbar cockerel with Welsummer hens and selecting the lightest coloured chicks. The bantam version was originally created by Mr John Buck of Bristol.


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