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Wyandottes

The typical Wyandotte rose comb is low and tight to the head, as seen on this hen
Photo courtesy of Bill and Sue Tivol


The Wyandotte is an American breed. Silver Laced Wyandottes were developed in New York State in the early 1870s and were admitted into the standard in 1883. The other varieties accepted in the American Standard of Perfection are the Golden Laced, White, Black, Buff, Columbian, Partridge and Silver Penciled.

Layers of good-sized brown eggs and reaching a weight in the males of 8 1/2 pounds, Wyandottes are good dual purpose birds, especially the White and Silver Laced varieties which have been bred for utility, as well as for show.

Wyandottes also occur in bantam varieties.


Breed clubs


Wyandotte Links:

The Wyandotte Message Board

Palm Beach County Poultry Fanciers Association's Wyandotte page

Kintaline Farm's White Wyandottes

Andy Vardy on Breeding Coloured Wyandottes


A very good <g> Partridge Wyandotte pullet
British stype -- which is much lighter than the US birds
Photo courtesy of Alan Higgs

A Golden Laced Wyandotte hen
Photo courtesy of Andy Vardy, Melbourne National 1995

A female Partridge Wyandotte

Here's a nice Partrigde male
Photo courtesy of Grant Brereton

My Buff Wyandottes "Springfield," (the rooster on left), and "Greenfield"
A lovely variety, tho' hard to find: they're big, beautiful, decent layers and very laid back

A Golden Laced Wyandotte pullet
Photo courtesy of Bill and Sue Tivol

A pen of Barred Wyandottes
Photo courtesy of Grant Brereton

A Blue Laced Wyandotte pullet
Photo courtesy of Grant Brereton

Kate's Silver Laced hen "Silver Lacy"
Photo courtesy of Kate Daniels

Silver Pencilled Wyandotte cockerels

A Columbian Wyandotte rooster
and a Silkie rooster
Photo courtesy of Grant Brereton

A pair of Silver Pencilled Wyandottes
Photo courtesy of Grant Brereton

A Golden Laced Wyandotte cockerel

A Golden Laced Wyandotte pullet
Photo courtesy of jim

Silver Laced Wyandottes from South Africa: cockerel, hen and pullet
Photos courtesy of Frank Lambert

A Buff Wyandotte pullet

A flock of partridge Wyandottes
Photo courtesy of Grant Brereton

My Silver Pencilled Wyandotte hen
Photo courtesy of Robert Sussman


Gold Laced Wyandotte chick
Photo courtesy of Gail Trimble

Silver Laced Wyandotte chick
Photo courtesy of Marsha Stup


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