Wyandottes are a docile, dual-purpose breed kept for their brown eggs and for meat. They appear in a wide variety of color patterns, and are popular show birds. Wyandottes are a favorite amongst backyard flock owners for their dependable egg laying, easygoing nature, hardiness, and the great variety of beautiful feather patterns available.
- Origin: United States
- Size: 2.7-3.8 kg
- Rarity: Rare
- Purpose: Egg Layers
- APA Recognised Colours: golden laced, silver laced, white, black, buff, Columbian, partridge and silver penciled
- ABA Recognised Colours: buff Columbian, black breasted red, blue red, lemon blue, barred, brown red, and birchen
- Eggs are brown or tinted
- 200 Eggs Average Annually
Wyandottes are a fairly large chicken with a round broad body shape. They are a fully feather chicken with a deep breast and backside which means for the hens, they are good layers. The Wyandotte has yellow legs, red ear lobes and reddish eyes.
- Hardy in Winter: Yes
- Especially Docile: Yes
- Personality: Wyandotte's are docile birds and the hens are excellent brooders and make good mothers.