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The Welbar originated in Britian in 1941, They were created by a Mr Humphreys of Lustleigh, Devon. when the Welsummer was crossed with the Barred Plymouth Rock. Welbar bantams were created by John Buck of Bristol, they are still very rare but have the potential because of the dark brown eggs to become popular with bantams keepers. The autosexing breeds were originally created in the 1920s by 2 proffessors at Cambridge University who originally created the Cambar followed by the Braggbar, Cobar and 3 different Legbars. They were created because of the need to be able to tell the difference between the sex of the chicks at day old, obviously if you could only rear the female chicks you don’t waste expensive food on the male chicks. Welbars are on the Rare Breed Survival Trust list of endangered British breeds so we can offer you the opportunity to purchase these birds to ensure the future well-being of a very rare breed of poultry to ensure the survival of the breed. The Welbar are one of our favourite breeds it is a good utility breed that lay a reasonable number of dark brown eggs and that are friendly and chatty and one of ours prettiest chickens

Prices from £30.00

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Key:  1 = low,   5 = high

  • Class:  Bantam
  • Purpose:  Laying
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