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Wyandottes originate from the United States and no one really knows which breeds were used to create the Wyandotte breed. They were first reported in the 1860s and the first variety was the silver laced variant. They are large chickens with a particularly rounded appearance. They have broad bodies and are full feathered. The hens have a deep breast and backside which shows that they are good layers. The Wyandotte has yellow legs with a round, short head, rose comb, bright red ear lobes and reddish bay eyes. They are a good dual purpose breed.


Wyandottes are docile birds and the hens are excellent broodies and make good mothers. They lay well and chicks tend to be strong and are quick growers. Their attractive \"curvy\" shape, generally good disposition and many attractive colour patterns (varieties) make them a good choice for fanciers as well as farmers


White, Blue, Buff, Red, Black, Barred, Partridge and Silver Pencilled, Silver, Gold, Blue and Buff Laced, and finally Columbian which has similar markings to the Light Sussex.


Fairly common

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           Great show birds

- Ifan, 02 February 2015

I have a mix of 6 wyandottes silver and buff laced and have won in 3 shows this year. They look great and are easy to handle, the only problem as far as I am concerned is the egg production. They are great breed and I would recommend them to everyone.

           Beautiful, shy and SLOW to start laying

- Gill, 27 November 2014

I got 3 silver laced in September, and despite being fabulously big and good looking, have not started to lay.... Breeder wasn't quite sure hatch date, so maybe very slow developers or it started getting dark early, which has pushed forward laying till next spring. Anyway, they are bottom of pecking order (have Rhodie, cream legbar and 2 light sussex) but they have integrated and settled in well. A bit daft. Make sweet low sound, and are delightful to watch. Like to fly! Even though they are bigger and fatter than the others.

           Gold laced Wyandotte

- Graham, 12 October 2014

One of my best lookers. I bought her a a single bird to replace a Wyandotte cockerel that I had to find a new home. on reflection I should have bought 2 as on her own she didn't fair too good which made her nervous, a year later and she has settled nicely although at the bottom of the pecking order. I have to look out for her to make sure she gets her fair share of the treats. I guess her nervous disposition accounts for her poor egg laying production but, I couldn't care less has she is such a nice bird to own, strutting around the garden. She is the sort of bird you just like to look after, like a scared little kid in the playground running from bullys

           Super pretty!

- Fliss, 09 September 2014

Wyandotte Bantam I have two of these bantams. They are poor layers and are very feisty due to coming from a commercial farm. They are beautiful though which kind of makes up for it. Not for those looking for eggs.

           Exelant birds

- Tim, 04 October 2013

Just bought a trio of silver laced and have been amazed how tame they have become in a very short time .Cockeral is quiet and very docile hens also .So impressed I'm looking to get more


Breeders Clubs for Wyandottes

Black Wyandotte Club

Tel: 01344 774 462

Laced Wyandotte Club

E-mail: col7141@btconnect.com

Tel: 01691 780245

Partridge & Pencilled Wyandotte Club

E-mail: steveclifton189@hotmail.com

Tel: 01773 821582

Partridge and Pencilled Wyandotte Club

E-mail: steveclifton189@hotmail.com

Tel: 01773 821 582

Scottish Bantam Wyandotte Club

Tel: 01569 766775

Scottish Wyandotte Bantam Club

Tel: 01569 766775

White Wyandotte Club

Tel: 01594 836 212

Wyandotte Bantam Club

Tel: 01773 744 690

Wyandotte Club

Tel: 01229 772556

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