Wyndotte question.....

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by KingsCalls, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. KingsCalls

    KingsCalls Songster

    Oct 22, 2007
    New Market,Tn.
    I'm thinking of getting a few (3 or 4) bantam black and blue wyndotte pullets and 1 roo come spring. My question is are they good setters ? Compared to bantam cochins, better or not as good? Never had either but, have heard that cochins are good setters. Thanks
  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    Cochins are supposed to be better setters, but I've heard from people on here that their Wyandottes are good, too.
  3. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Songster

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    Where are you getting them from?

    I've looked everywhere for black bantam hens and can't find them.
  4. KingsCalls

    KingsCalls Songster

    Oct 22, 2007
    New Market,Tn.
    You can get them from Sandhill Preservation..........
  5. seedcorn

    seedcorn Songster

    Apr 25, 2007
    NE. IN
    Mine were not very good setters, especially when compared to cochins. I had 4 hens, 2 sat (not very good) and the other 2 never went broody.

    If you want a setter, get cochins. If you want a friendly bird that lays well for a bantam, get Wyandotte.
  6. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Crowing

    Apr 30, 2007
    Deer Park Washington
    Different strains have different qualities. My strain of white bantams never sets but my blr bantam hen started setting in late february and hatched a total of 5 clutches, her last one being about a week ago. My silver laced, dunlaced, dun, and black hens have all gone broody atleast once this year. We also have another blr hen that is always trying to go broody but we wont let her.Our wyandotte bantams are way better broodies then our cochins. But like I said, it all depends on the strain.
  7. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

    Nov 16, 2007
    San Antonio TX
    Best broody I ever had was a bantam cochin x hen. Second best was a black sexlink. Bantams on the whole are good setters when compared to standard fowl, I think they have to make up for their inability to cover a lot of eggs by setting many different times LOL
  8. pipermark

    pipermark Songster

    Jan 26, 2007
    The standard breed was developed as a duel purpose bird, so they should not be good setters. However, I have noticed that bantams do not always follow this.

    Standard Wyandottes, as a breed , should not make good mommas, always exceptions to the rule, of course, since all chickens breeds come from a root breed that had to be good setters or the species would have become extinct.

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