Chicken Breeds : ‘Wyandottes’

Silver Laced Wyandotte Chicks with their ‘Brood Dog’

Silver Laced Wyandotte chicks with brood dog

Two Silver Laced Wyandotte chicks being guarded by their ‘brood dog’ Crawford belonging to Keeping Chickens subscriber Sady

Silver and Golden Laced Wyandotte Feather Details

Video of a Silver Laced Wyandotte Hen

Golden Laced Wyandotte Photos

Golden Laced Wyandotte Chicks

Golden Laced Wyandotte Chicks : 3 weeks to 5 weeks old

Golden Laced Wyandotte Pullets 6 weeks to 4 months old


Wyandottes were first established in the 1880s. The original colouring was silver laced, which was soon followed by gold laced. There are now 17 colours in common use including self coloured Wyandottes which are blue, black or buff in colour, White Wyandottes, Laced (Silver, Gold, Blue Laced Gold, Buff Laced, Blue Laced Silvers), Columbian Wyandottes, and Pencilled Wyandottes (Partridge and Silver Pencilled). Not all are recognised by every poultry association – for example the American Poultry Association currently only recognises golden laced, silver laced, white, black, buff, Columbian, partridge and silver penciled. Wyandottes are a medium sized hardy breed (available as full size, or bantams). Their rose comb makes them less likely to suffer from frostbite in cold weather. They  lay around 180-220 brown eggs a year.

Silver Laced Wyandottes

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