Wyandotte

Standard, Blue Red and Gold Laced

  • Originated America as a dual purpose birds
  • Mature weight is under 2.5 – 4kg
  • Moderate maturing – first egg around 7 months
  • Large sized light brown coloured eggs, expected to lay between 160-200 per year.
  • Broodiness – High
  • Maintenance – Low

The Wyandotte chicken is a popular breed known for its striking appearance, friendly temperament, and excellent egg-laying abilities. Originating in the United States in the 19th century, Wyandottes have become a staple breed for backyard flocks and small farms.

Wyandottes are medium-sized birds with a broad, rounded body and a distinctive rose comb. They come in a variety of color patterns, including silver-laced, golden-laced, blue, black, white, buff, and more. Each color variety has its own unique beauty, but all Wyandottes share certain traits such as a sturdy build and a calm, docile disposition.

One of the key attributes of Wyandotte chickens is their egg-laying capabilities as well as broody behavior, although individual tendencies can vary. Additionally, Wyandottes are known to be good foragers and adapt well to a variety of climates, making them suitable for a wide range of environments. They tolerate cold climate well but can overheat during hot season due to their thick plumage, shaded, sheltered area is recommended.

In addition to their practical qualities, Wyandottes are also valued for their beauty and showmanship. They are a popular choice for poultry exhibitions and competitions due to their striking appearance and well-balanced proportions.

Our present breeders include blue laced red and gold laced varieties. Their offspring will hatch in three distinct shades: blue laced red, splash, and gold laced.

Please see Wyandotte – Open Poultry Standard Australia for more info and breed standards.  


Wyandotte Chicks

Wyandotte day-old chicks hatch with light-colored fronts, covered in fluffy feathers ranging from gold to brown, extending from their heads to their tails. Genetic variations play a role: blue-based genetic chicks tend to hatch lighter, while gold-based genetic chicks exhibit a darker hue upon emergence.

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