The Wyandotte is named after an ancient indian tribe and originated in northern USA in Michigan and the state of New York. The aim was to create a hardy breed that delivered plenty of eggs even under cold and harsh conditions. Its very small comb which not easily get frostbites, and its downy and dense plumage are ideal for a climate like that.
The Wyandotte is often mentioned as the idle chicken for the aspiring poultry keeper. Especially the bantam type is both charming and easy to handle and deliver a lot of eggs during most of the year. Its compact body shape makes it a poor flyer, so a low fence is enough to hold it inside, and it is easily tamed.
The bantam Wyandotte is often used as a reliable and steady chicken mother.
Black, White, Buff, Blue, Silver laced, Gold laced, Columbian, Partridge, Silver penciled, barred
Bantam Wyandotte also:
Red, Barred buff, Barred red, light blue columbia, Buff columbia, White laced red, Blue laced red, Blue laced, Dun laced, Buff laced, Chocolate laced, Mottled, Chocolate partridge, Lemon blue, Brown red, Crete, Salmon, tricolored, Birchen grey
Weight hen: ca 2,2 – 2,5 kg
Weight rooster: ca 3 – 3,5 kg
Egg: ca 55-60 g, light brown
Eggs a year: 220
Also found as a bantam.