This beautiful, medium-sized, rose-combed bird was developed in the 1880s. It is described as a bird of curves as its loose, white feathering is defined by an outline of chocolate-brown color feather tips, which produce a swirling effect. The bird is full breasted and has a broad back, with femailes weight 6 ½ pounds and males 8 ½. The breed originated in New York state in the latter part of the 19th century and is named after the Wyandotte (Huron) tribe.
The Wyandotte chicken is not without faults. Undersized individuals, narrow backs and relatively poor hatches are all characteristics of this breed. Consequently, very few farmers bred the Wyandotte chicken. The ALBC’s 2003 chicken census classifies the Wyandotte in the recovering.
American Livestock Breeds Conservancy
P.O. Box 477
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Society for the Preservation of Poultry Antiquities
Dr. Charles R.H. Everett, Secretary-Treasurer
1057 Nick Watts Road
Lugoff, SC 29078
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