According to the Wyandotte Breeders of America, "The Wyandotte breed is named for a Native American tribe in New York State. It is one of the original American breeds developed in the 1800's along with the Dominiques, Plymouth Rocks, and Rhode Island Reds. The original Wyandotte was the Silver Laced variety developed in New York in 1865 and accepted in the APA Standard in 1883."
Types: Bantam, Largefowl
Varieties (Rosecomb): Black, Blue, Blue Laced Red, Buff, Buff Columbian, Columbian, Gold Laced, Partridge, Silver Laced, Silver Penciled, White, and more
Uses: Eggs, Meat, Ornamental
Personality: Confident, curious and social the Wyandotte makes a fine pet
Preferred climate: Cool
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Very Good (4/week)
Egg color: Brown
Egg size: Extra Large
What else you should know:
The Wyandottes voluminous plumage can make it's feathers a highly desirable home for mites and lice. Be sure to check your birds for parasites, and treat if you find them. Also, feathers near the vent can trap mud and poop. So, this area may need cleaned with warm soapy water or trimmed.
silverlaced Wyandotte, excellent farmstead, Excellent foragers, cold weather, egg layers
henpecking, smallish egg, little flightier
red white partridge, golden laced wyandottes, chocolate cream partridge, gold wynadottes, Penciled
Our Wyandottes are definitely the prettiest chickens in our coop. The lacing is extremely eye-catching. In general, our Wyandottes have always been the kind of chicken to keep to themselves. They are fairly docile. We did have a few issues with the cold climates with our Wyandottes. Typically they do ok in the cold, but we learned quickly that they need a little extra padding in their coops. The roosters mind their own business and tend to their ladies. We haven't ever had an aggressive Wyandotte Rooster. Wyandottes come in a variety of colors! So pick your favorite lacy chicken and spruce up your flock with these sweeties!.
From annieanalaigh Jan 11 2019 5:32PM
Always provide access to fresh water
Chickens are messy. Their water gets dirty quick. This can be a problem because chickens will usually only drink clean drinking water, like the majority of us. They need water in order to lay eggs so I would change their water around twice a day. Once in the morning then in the evening. Its a simple task and will keep the chickens happy, healthy, and laying plenty of eggs!.
From AmberForsythe17 21 days ago
Great for eggs and meat, not that social.
This is a chicken which lays large eggs, this did come in handy. They also laid a lot of eggs, these eggs were very tasteful. I used to sell these at my farm, and i had a lot of satisfied customers. So this is a chicken for the ones who wants large and delicious eggs.
The reason of why I have a different breed right now is that these chickens were aggressive, they would not stop picking on someone even tho i parted them. After 2 days the wound would normally have healed, but after I put it back with the others it did not take long before it was all bloody again. That is why i had to put a lot of them down. The great thing about this chicken is that their meat tastes amazing, so if you're going to take one of them out it won't be a waste.
They were also not that social with humans, my chickens got pretty easily scared, so I could not hold them or pet them. Overall a great breed for farmers..
From SanderHLL Jul 13 2015 11:31AM