Wyandotte Bantams

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Cindy in PA, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. Yardegg

    Yardegg In the Brooder

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    Dear Newegg,

    I have about a dozen or so Partridge Wyandotte bantams from Murray McMurray Hatchery. They are very healthy and tame. HOWEVER; they are NOT show quality. Their coloring isn't too bad, but all of them are too tall (ie. long legged) and have incorrect tails, often called "bunny tails." This is a problem in Wyandotte bantams in general, but judges spot them right away. [​IMG] I went to the Central Indiana Poultry Show last Saturday and saw some excellent birds. I only saw one Wyandotte hen with a halfway decent tail -- not up to standard, but a step in the right direction. From the rear, most Wyandottes look like clean-legged Cochins due to their powder puff shaped tails. If you look at a photo or drawing of an "ideal" Wyandotte, it should look more like a Plymouth Rock with a rose comb. As for pets, I like them a lot. Hope this helps.

    Yardegg
     
  2. FlyingMonkeyPoop, I'm interested for this Spring...
     
  3. seedcorn

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    Mine from Meyer hatchery, the pullets are decent--shorter legs and tail. The 2 cockerals have a little too long of legs and the tail is little "cochin" like but not as bad as the rooster from a breeder. They've definetly made improvements over what they were 5 years ago. I've seen some good columbian and silver laced wyandotte bantams.
     
  4. Ms. Lewis Rich

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    Go to BlueLacedRed.com it will explain the 3 different colors Splash Blue laced and a beautiful black with red lacing.
     
  5. Yardegg

    Yardegg In the Brooder

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    Overrun,

    Can you post a couple of pictures of the Meyer Hatchery Wyandottes? I'd like to see how they compare to McMurray's. I haven't mastered the technique of posting pictures myself, but I need to learn.

    Thanks,

    Yardegg
     
  6. HallFamilyFarm

    HallFamilyFarm APA ETL#195

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    Reviving this old thread on Wyandotte Bantams. I currently have both Buff and Black Wyandotte Bantams.

    We currently have a dozen Buff Wyandotte Bantam eggs ready to ship today!

    PM for details!

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  7. HallFamilyFarm

    HallFamilyFarm APA ETL#195

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    Come on folks... post your photos of your Wyandotte Bantams!
     
  8. Ryan521

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    I have a pair of partridge wyandotte bantams and they've been really good temperment wise so far. No eggs yet though. You can see the roo in my avatar pic.
     
  9. Ryan521

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    OK since no one else will here's mine.


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  10. Dnetschke

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    Does anyone know where to get Wyandotte bantams in Northern colorado? I've been searching around an d have not bee successful so far. I appreciate the help. [​IMG]
     

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