Wyandotte

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.

It was first presented around the 1870s. A variety of older chicken types have been used to create the Wyandotte. Sebright, Cochin, Brahma, Hamburger and others are mentioned in this regard.

Characteristics

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.

Colours

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

 

Type: heavy

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.