Laced Bantam Wyandottes Breed information
1. Calm and friendly birds make good family chickens.
2. Bantam varieties are smaller and make for a lovely garden hen.
3. Truly stunning birds to look at with wonderful feather lacing.
4. They can lay up to 200 medium sized light to rich brown eggs a year.
The Wyandotte is an American breed of chicken developed in the 1870s. It was named for the indigenous Wyandot people of North America.
The Wyandotte chicken was created in the United States in the 1870s by four people, H. M. Doubleday, John Ray, L. Whittaker and Fred Houdlette.
The first type was the silver-laced, which was taken to Britain at about 1883.
The bantam variety is a small and compact little bird and very beautiful with stunning lacing throughout.
They are generally calm and friendly but they know their own minds, a bit of a Diva at times their strength of character can sometimes make them seem a bit aloof.
Although they make lovely garden hens they would not be suited as a cuddly pet for children.
They're good foragers who prefer to free range and make wonderful mothers although not as broody as a Silkie they will sit and hatch eggs with no worries.
If you like a chatty bird then the Wyandotte is perfect, they are constant cluckers and like to express themselves though their vocal channels.
The Wyandotte is a dual-purpose breed, raised both for eggs and for meat. It matures moderately rapidly, they are good egg layers, providing around 200 eggs per year, eggs are a light to rich brown colour.