Type: Bantam, Large
Colours: Gold Laced, Silver Laced, White, Black, Buff, Columbian, Partridge, Silver Pencilled
Originating from the United States, the Wyandotte first appeared in the 1870s. The breed was developed as a dual purpose fowl for its brown eggs and meat. The birds are a medium size, has a rose comb, clean yellow (sometime grey) legs and a docile temperament. Their feathers are broad and loosely fitting with the ventral area being very fluffy.
They are a popular show bird and come in a wide variety of colour patterns including golden laced, silver laced, white, black, buff, Columbian, partridge and silver pencilled. The bantam counterpart has a buff Columbian, black breasted red, blue red, lemon blue, barred, brown red and birchen.
Their docile temperament make them suited as a pet and they are suited to both free range facilities as well as in confinement.