Average User Rating:
  • Breed Purpose:
    Dual Purpose
    Climate Tolerance:
    Egg Productivity:
    Egg Size:
    Egg Color:
    Breed Temperament:
    Friendly,Easily handled,Calm,Bears confinement well,Quiet,Docile
    Breed Colors/Varieties:
    Golden laced, silver laced, colubian, buff, partrige, silver penciled, blue, and blue laced red
    Breed Size:
    Large Fowl
    APA/ABA Class:
    The Wyandotte originated in the U.S. in the 1870's. Wyandottes were made in Massachusetts, Michigan, and New York by 4 breeders. They were first called American Sebrights. they were made of mostly Sebrights and Cochins, experts agree that Brahmas and Spangled Hamburgs were used in making the breed.
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    Chicken Breed Info:
    Breed Purpose:
    Dual Purpose
    Comb: Rose
    Broodiness: Frequent
    Climate Tolerance: Cold

    General Egg Info:
    Egg Productivity:
    High to Med
    Egg Size: Large
    Egg Color: Brown

    Breed Temperament:
    Friendly,Easily handled,Calm,Bears confinement well,Quiet,Docile

    Breed Colors / Varieties:
    Golden laced, silver laced, colubian, buff, partridge, silver penciled, blue, blue laced red, black
    Breed Details:
    Wyandottes are very good egg layers even in winter! they make a good table bird, and a dressed Wyandotte is nearly proportional to a modern Cornish rock X. the most common colors of Wyandottes are Colobian and silver laced. Wyandottes are often showed, they make up most of the bantam clean leg class at shows! wyandottes are very docile and mellow, my 5 week old will fall asleep in my hands if i pick her up! she is soooooo friendly! she loves to be pet! i HIGHLY recomend this breed!







Recent User Reviews

  1. R1V3R20NG
    "Great Birds"
    Pros - Giant eggs, barely fit in carton. Very docile and great personality.
    Cons - Talking. But i love talking, some people don't
    Absolutely love my Silver Laced Wyandotte. She lays big, almost ball shaped eggs. She loves people and will hang around you if your gardening, loves getting fed worms. I have plenty of hilarious stories about her.
  2. flowerbug
    "MY FAVORITE !!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    Cons - NONE
    my favorite go-to breed when first time cold weather chicken keepers for my advice on the "best" breed
  3. Wyno Queen
    "Wyandottes Are Wonderful!"
    Pros - Standard and bantam.
    Dual purpose.
    Striking color varieties.
    Friendly, docile, quiet.
    Great mothers.
    Reliable layers, over many years.
    Helping a heritage breed keep a viable gene pool and future.
    Cons - Broodiness.
    Go off lay over winter.
    Less showy colours are now endangered of being lost and are now rated as endangered, such as buff columbian Wyandottes.
    Slow to mature, so feeding pullets for a long period before producing eggs.
    Wyandottes are friendly, docile and well suited to backyard chicken keeping.
    Their eggs are particularly sweet and delicious and their pale shell is well suited for decorating for special occasions, like Easter or birthday parties.
    Whilst your Wyandotte may be a moderate producer of eggs and laying will naturally drop off for each year of her life, she will not lay herself to death in a year, like the high egg production birds, so you can enjoy your pet chicken for many years.
    Wyandotte feathers are in high demand by milliners and trout fishing lure makers, so you will be able to sell your flock's feathers when they moult.
    Wyandottes are a heritage breed. keeping them ensures the breed is kept viable into the future, with as big a gene pool as enthusiastic embracing of all the many colours of both standard and bantam Wyandotte varieties allows. DSCN1928.JPG

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  1. AnnieSantiago
    Bella FINALLY started laying last week. Frankly, I think she has a screw missing. She first laid a couple of eggs in the henhouse where they sleep. Then she laid just out on the ground. Those first eggs were "rubber" eggs. Today she finally laid in a nest, but the egg is very thin-shelled and rough. It's also white, which was a surprise. The laying mash has plenty of calcium in it, and when I put out oyster shell or ground eggshell, they all eat it up in one day. When I throw treats for the other hens, she's VERY slow to respond. They'll grab food right out from under her. She's also never squatted and runs if I try to get near her. She has NO comb and barely any wattles. She's one weird hen.
  2. robinSnest63
    My girls speckles and poppie will let you pet and hold them if you can catch them...i just love watching all 8 of my chickens
  3. achiekitty
    My Blue Wyandotte, Grey, is the sweetest of my chickens. She doesn't mind being picked-up and petted and she's quiet. Even when she's broody, (about every 2 months so far since she laid her first egg on January 1st) she makes the soft broody hen sound and expand her wings, but she always let me pick her up.

    She lays small light brown eggs everyday, unless she's broody.

    She is the alpha hen and let the others know when it comes to eating, but she's also protective of my EE, Brownie, that grew up with her. Brownie sleeps with her head under Grey.
    We have a new EE, Blondie, that's pecking Brownie in the coop at night. Grey intervenes and pecks Blondie back. Then they settle to sleep with her in the middle.

    She's also not a flier, nor a jumper.
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  4. AnnieSantiago
    My Bella is flighty and not too friendly. Difficult to catch for wing clipping. And at what is SUPPOSED to be about 23 weeks right now and STILL no eggs!
  5. nomirawr1
    I have 2 beauty black wyandotte pullets. Not the most friendly beasts, but definitely good mamas and good layers!
  6. zephyr16
    My Silver laced Wyandottes do not like being picked up either but are friendly. One of mine is top hen and lets no one push her around. I have 2 of them, 2 RIR and 2 California Grey. They are 20 weeks and looks like all hens. YAY.
  7. Isabella F
    Has anyone ever a gotten golden laced wyandotte pullet from Murry McMurry hatchery? Were they friendly?
  8. AnnieSantiago
    I love my little BLW. She's real pretty,but she sure seems small, compared to my other chooks. Also, she is always, ALWAYS pecking at the feeder. It almost seems like maybe she's not getting pellets. But she's not too skinny. She isn't a friendly girl - she pecks me if I try to pick her up. I just wonder if this constant eating is a trait of the breed?
  9. SHERRING7712
    I just love my SLW's. Well I guess it's only 1 now. My favorite hen Penny was lost to a Raccoon. She was a little on the bossy side but not mean at all. She was extremely curious and friendly to me. I also have Columbian Wyandotte that is just a sweetheart too!
    I just purchased 4 lavendar wyandotte chicks so I am very excited to seem them grow up.
  10. Chickenlover334
    Hey the last time I got a rooster he started killing my hens then we killed him.we need our hens

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