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. Details: Breed purpose: Dual Comb Type: Rose Broodiness: Occasional, good mothers Climate Tolerance: Very cold hardy Weight: 6.5lb hen, 8.5lb rooster Egg Productivity: Good Egg Size: Large Egg Color: Brown Blue Rooster - Pic by @ggarratt Buff chicks - Pic by @Bleenie Gold Laced - Pic by @dajen Silver Laced - Pic by @Kelly G Splash Laced Red - Pic by @cluckadoodledoo Pic by @cluckadoodledoo BYC Breed reviews: https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/wyandotte BYC General breed discussions & FAQ threads: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/279470/the-wyandotte-thread/0_20 https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/466415/blue-laced-red-wyandotte-thread/0_20 https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/605156/the-silver-laced-wyandotte-thread/0_20 Do you own Wyandottes? Are you a Wyandotte breeder? If so, please reply to this thread with the your thoughts and experiences, including: · What made you decide to get this breed? · Do you own them for fun? Breeding? Some other purpose? · What are your favorite characteristics about this breed? · Post some pics of your birds; male/female, chicks, eggs, etc!