Wyandotte Chicken Breed for Eggs

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Wyandotte Chicken Breed

 

Wyandotte Chicken Breed

The Wyandotte Chicken is a very popular breed of chicken and is found all across the United States and other countries. They are very good layers, good for meat and Docile. These are what are called dual purpose birds. This makes them a very good choice for the farm or backyard chicken grower. These wonderful chickens have been raised by farmers and country living folk for many years for the meat and eggs they offer. They are also a very pretty bird with an attractive body shape. 

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The Wyandotte Chicken is a medium sized chicken with a rose comb and clean legs. They are bred in several color patterns and make pretty show birds as well. They make wonderful mothers and lay brown or tan eggs.

These birds have broad loose fitting feathers with the vent area being fluffy! The legs of the Wyandott is yellow. The Wyandotte Chicken will lay around 200 eggs a year. Sometimes you may get up to 240 if lucky! These eggs are brown or brown tinted and she herself weighs about 6lb when grown. Her Rooster will weigh in about 8 1/2lb when grown. The Wyandotte are wonderful setters but have a difficult time with natural insemination because of the thickness of tail feathers in the vent area. This also can cause her vent to become clogged rather easily and may need washed off fairly regular.

The Wyandotte Chicken has eight colors recognized by the APA and a total of 17 colors overall. Most of the colors are recognized by one association or another. The following are :

  • Silver Laced: The silver laced wyandotte has white feathers with black edges to every feather, an effect called lacing. The tail is black and they should have yellow legs.
  • Golden-Laced Wyandotte hen

Golden Laced Wyandottes

  • Golden Laced: The golden laced wyandotte is a golden color with black around the edge of every feather and black tail.
  • The Blue Laced Red: This is one of the rarest varieties of the Wyandotte
  • Blue Laced Red: The blue laced red is a buff/red color with a blue that looks just like grey around the edge of every feather.
  • Buff Laced: The buff laced is buff but with white around the edge of the feathers.
  • White: The white is white all over. The whites are the rarest color found in the United Kingdom.

Wyandotte White

 

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  • Black: The black is just that, black all over.

Wyandotte Black

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  • Buff: The buff is a buff color all over. A buff is like a ginger orange color. (Beautiful Bird)
  • Columbian: Columbian is white, but with a black tail, black wing tips and the neck is mainly black with some white.
  • Partridge : A red color but with three black stripes, meeting at the middle of the feather and then going outwards at an angle in the hen, and the cock looks like a typical farmyard cock.
  • Silver Pencilled: Like the partridge, but with a silver undercolor in the hen and the cock is a white color but with bits of black in there until the tail and the wing which are black.
  • Blue: The hen is blue all over but the cock is black with the tail and wing blue on some birds.
  • Barred: The barred, in both genders, has feathers which have black and white stripes across the width of the feather, all over the body.
  • Mille Fleur: The mille fleur wyandotte is a dark brown color with black crescents with white spots on the tips.
  • Buff Columbian: Like the Columbian except buff.
  • Red: The red wyandotte is a dark red/brown all over. It is a smaller chicken

The following is a link to a site that has photos of all these Wyandotte Chicken Breed. CLIKE HERE

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