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  • 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 aka American Sebright, were developed in the United states in the 1870’s, in and around the New York area. The first color developed was the Silver Laced variety and they were originally called American Sebrights. The name was changed to Wyandotte (after the indigenous Wyandot people), when they were admitted into the APA in 1883. They were exported to Europe around the same time.

    Wyandottes are a calm breed in general and have very nice temperaments. They are good with people and generally get along well in a mixed flock. They are decent foragers, though they do not tend to wander far and are not good flyers. They are extremely cold hardy. The hens are good layers of light brown eggs, good winter layers, will set, and are good mothers. The cockerels make a good table bird. Today they are an extremely popular dual purpose breed and very popular among small flock owners looking for a colorful winter layer.

    They have a flat rose comb and bright red face. Today they come in many feather colors and patterns, with over thirty found in Europe, the beautiful Blue Laced Red and Silver Laced are probably the two most popular colors in general. They are very popular as exhibition birds. Many breeds have been used to produce the Wyandotte we know today, including Brahma, Cochin, Hamburg, and Plymouth Rocks. They are also found in bantam size.

    It was removed from The Livestock Conservancy's Priority list in 2016 and is no longer considered endangered.

    Wyandotte egg

    Wyandotte chick

    Wyandotte juvenile

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    Wyandotte rooster and hens

    For more info on Wyandottes and their owners' and breeders' experiences, see our breed discussion here:

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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!







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  1. francel
    I have 7 of them 4 golden laced and 3 silver laced . Love them! Gentle, friendly, beautiful. Not laying yet , 18 weeks old
  2. RAnst4038
    Have 2 Silver from Agway, wild refuse to be tamed. Like to run & fly as fast as they can. I think if they got out of the back yard they would just keep going. 20 weeks no eggs or interest in rooster. Very small comb & waddles but never saw them panting on 100* 100% days. Get on top coop for fun of flying. Lucky my two 5 year old Reds are still laying every other day.
      AmyAvenues likes this.
  3. Invergrove
    First timer. They say 20 weeks to first egg, and maybe on occasion at 18 weeks. My Wyandotte hen Rosie turned 16 weeks last Thursday, laid her first egg on Friday and one a day since then. Wow, what a girl!
      ycornelis and beati like this.
  4. cwren
    I have 3; a rooster--gorgeous! 2 hens--one of which has a lighter comb. She is not the sharpest knife in the drawer. We've nicknamed her 'dummy' and we always have to look for her as she is always a few minutes late to the party. Also she seems incapable of figuring out where the door to the run is! It takes forever to get her in there.
      samzoost likes this.
  5. livinablesdlife
  6. stellaginger
    I have one Silver Laced in my flock and she really is such an active (bossy) bird. They are so pretty but I don't know about this ones personality. Are they all like this?
      BrittanyTheYooper likes this.
    1. BrittanyTheYooper
      I have six and all of them are butt heads haha I have to chase them back into their coop at night. My orpingtons are alot more easy going
      BrittanyTheYooper, Jul 19, 2018
    2. Corys chickens
      great looking bird
      Corys chickens, Sep 23, 2018
    3. Corys chickens
      my chickens are very nice and i always want more chickens
      Corys chickens, Sep 23, 2018
  7. mudgrl92
    I am excited to get some of these for my coop!!! Adorable!
  8. Chook to chook
    Our Silver Laced is a solid layer. She gets along nicely with the other gals and is a good flock member. She isn't full of personality or our best layer but her mellow disposition and ability to tolerate handling makes her a good addition to our well rounded flock.
  9. Paulaaswan
    I have 2 Golden Lace, They are so beautiful, soft and friendly. I don't find them noisy at all. I bought them at a auction. I paid $17 for one and $27 for the other one.
      cwren likes this.
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