Wyandottes are a favorite amongst backyard flock owners for their dependable egg laying, easygoing nature, hardiness, and the great variety of beautiful feather patterns available. Silver Penciled, Golden Laced, Blue, Columbian and White Wyandottes are all rather rare.
Type: Large Fowl & Bantam
Size: Heavy (7-8 lbs)
Recognized Varieties: Official: Silver Laced, Golden Laced, White, Black, Buff, Partridge, Silver Penciled, Columbian, Blue. Unofficial: Blue Laced Red, Barred & others.
Egg Laying: Very Good (4/wk)
Egg Color: Brown
Egg Size: Large
Comb Type: Rose Comb
Feathered Legs: No
Number of Toes: 4
Suitability to Backyard Life:
Cold Hardiness: Hardy in winter
Heat Tolerance: Not especially heat hardy
Bears Confinement: Bears confinement well
Especially Docile: Yes
Personality: Generally easygoing with a tendency toward domination