Silver Pencilled Wyandottes
Origin of the Breed
The Silver Pencilled Wyandotte originated in the United States and is another rare Wyandotte in Australia. It took me over two years of searching to finally find a quality breeder with absolutely beautiful birds.
Characteristics of the Breed
The Wyandotte is a breed that suits both free range and confinement in a run and is kept for both eggs and meat. Popular pronunciation is Y-an-Dot or Wine-dote.
Wyandottes 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 considered good broodies and are very strong sitters and good mothers. I have to say of all the wyandottes, I really find these the most soothing to watch after a stressful day :-)
Hens will lay around 200 eggs a year with an exceptional hen laying around 240 eggs a year. The eggs are a light tinted colour or even white.