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Wyandotte Chicken

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Willem Hoekstra

The basics:
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
Broody: Yes
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.

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(Breeders and sellers have to jump through hoops to get RightPet listings, literally, we make them do circus tricks. Unfortunately no one has met our high acrobatic standards for this animal yet, but hopefully they will soon!)

from shelters/rescues

(We've had no luck finding any of these frisky fellas so far, even though we've put up wanted posters and everything! But don't worry, we're working on it!)

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