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