A heavy breed, the Wyandotte offers keepers good dual-purpose performance, plenty of colour options and a hardy character. Their laying potential is 175 eggs pa.
When, towards the end of the 19th century, the first Wyandotte was created, few would have imagined that the breed would be developed by fanciers to such a point that, nowadays, there are no fewer than 14 standarised colours detailed in the British Poultry Standards.
Wyandottes are a docile, dual-purpose breed kept for their brown eggs and for meat. They are popular show birds. Wyandottes are very friendly, and combined with their easy maintainability are a favourite with those new to raising chickens.
Colour options are barred, black, blue, buff, columbian, partridge, blue partridge, silver, pencilled, red, white, silver laced, gold laced, blue laced and buff laced.