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Welsummer chickens originated in Holland and from 1935 dwarf Welsummer chickens have been bred from them in Germany. In fact, they have now become the most popular breed of bantam here with the largest distribution. As a chicken breed they are good egg-layers and produce a good meat quality.


ClassificationOrder: Gamefowl, family: gamebirds
OriginFound in Europe for centuries. All domestic chicken breeds originally descend from the Bankiva chicken (Gallus gallus) in South-east Asia.
ReproductionGestation period: 180 eggs per year; eggs weigh ca. 47 g
DietGreen fodder, seeds, insects

Status according to Red List

More information you will get on the web page of the IUCN Red List.