Chicken Breed Profile


Developed in the 1870s in the U.S., the Wyandotte is known for its many colorations and dual purpose. A total of 17 colorations are seen in this chicken throughout the world, though only a handful are recognized in the U.S. The breed comes in both standard and bantam sizes.

Weight: 7 to 8 pounds

Urban Uses: Wyandottes lay four eggs per week and are known for being good meat birds.

Egg Size: Large (standard size)

Second Thoughts: Wyandottes tolerate confinement well. They are easy-going chickens but tend to dominate more laid-back breeds.

Breed Association: American Bantam Association, American Poultry Association

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