Gold Laced Wyandottes
Origin of the Breed
The Wyandotte is a docile dual purpose breed of chicken originating in the United States.
Characteristics of the Breed
The Wyandotte is renowned for its round curvy body, it good size and healthy vigor. The Wyandotte is a breed that suits both free range and confinement in a run and is kept for both eggs and meat. They appear in a wide variety of color patterns, and are popular show birds. Popular pronunciation is Y-an-Dot or Wine-dote.
They have a rose comb and clean yellow legs. The feathering of the Wyandotte is somewhat looser and softer than that of the other breeds.
They tend to be quite friendly, healthy and are not flighty, so make good pets for people and are one of the best backyard chooks to keep. They are also vocal, uttering soft clucks on a regular basis and are particularly eager to tell everyone that they are about to lay an egg. They are considered good broodies and are very strong sitters and good mothers.
Eggs – Hens will lay around 200 eggs a year with an exceptional hen laying around 240 eggs a year. The eggs are brown or tinted.