Wyandottes

The typical Wyandotte rose comb is low and tight to the head, as seen on this hen
Photo courtesy of Bill and Sue Tivol


The Wyandotte is an American breed. Silver Laced Wyandottes were developed in New York State in the early 1870s and were admitted into the standard in 1883. The other varieties accepted in the American Standard of Perfection are the Golden Laced, White, Black, Buff, Columbian, Partridge and Silver Penciled.

Layers of good-sized brown eggs and reaching a weight in the males of 8 1/2 pounds, Wyandottes are good dual purpose birds, especially the White and Silver Laced varieties which have been bred for utility, as well as for show.

Wyandottes also occur in bantam varieties.

To save on download time, Wyandotte chicks have their own page.

The [Australian] Wyandotte Colour Guide: A comprehensive guide to the Standard plumage requirements for the Wyandotte fowl compiled by The Wyandotte Club of Australia (Inc.), 2009, 69 pp. Order from the Wyandotte Club Secretary, Duane Rhall, P.O. Box 307, Parkes N.S.W. 2870 Australia.

Making New Colours: The Simple Way to Create New Colours and Patterns of Poultry without any Jargon by Grant Brereton.
This is an e-book and the only way to get it is to contact Grant at grantbrereton@btinternet.com. He works mostly with Wyandottes, but has excellent explanations of how to make different colors in most any breed.


Breed clubs


Wyandotte Links:

The Wyandotte Message Board

An SPPA article on the history of the Wyandottes

Palm Beach County Poultry Fanciers Association's Wyandotte page

Andy Vardy on Breeding Coloured Wyandottes

Blue-laced Red Wyandottes at Sterling Center Farm

The American Blue Laced Red Wyandotte

Cheshire Poultry has various Wyandottes

BLR Wyandottes at Our Flybabies

Bob's Biddies has Silver Laced Wyandottes

Carter's Legacy Farms sells Wyandottes.

You can get BLRs from Chicken Scratch Poultry.


A very good <g> Partridge Wyandotte pullet
British type -- which is much lighter than the US birds
Photo courtesy of Alan Higgs

Golden Laced Wyandotte hens
Left photo courtesy of Andy Vardy, Melbourne National 1995; right photo courtesy of Grant Brereton

A female Partridge Wyandotte

My Buff Wyandottes "Springfield," (the rooster on left), and "Greenfield"
A lovely variety, tho' hard to find: they're big, beautiful, decent layers and very laid back

This is "Beauty," my Blue Laced Red Wyandotte pullet
She was from Lowell Barber's stock from his originial imports (with no outcrossing) and came to me via Laurie Adams

A pair of Blue Wyandottes from the UK
Photo courtesy of Grant Brereton

A trio of Black Wyandottes
Photo courtesy of Grant Brereton

Columbian Wyandottes
Photo courtesy of Grant Brereton

Buff Laced Wyandottes from Denmark
Photos courtesy of Shalom Sadon

Silver Penciled Wyandottes
Photos courtesy of Grant Brereton

This White Wyandotte roo was Supreme Champion at a UK show
Photo courtesy of Rupert Stephenson

A Golden Laced Wyandotte pullet
Photo courtesy of Bill and Sue Tivol

A pair of Lavender Wyandottes
Photo courtesy of Greenfire Farms

A Blue-laced Red Wyandotte pullet
Photo courtesy of Taryn Koerker

A pair of the now extinct Chocolate Partridge Wyandottes, bred by Clive Carefoot
Photo courtesy of Clare Skelton (photog.) and Grant Brereton

Grant is trying to redevelop the Chocolate Partridge variety
Photos courtesy of Grant Brereton

A White Wyandotte flock and a cockerel
Photos courtesy of Marcia Delaski

Two sides of a nice Silver Laced Wyandotte cockerel
Photos courtesy of Jacob McConnell

Chocolate Wyandotte cockerels
Photos courtesy of Greenfire Farms

A Chocolate Creme Partridge Wyandotte cockerel
Photo courtesy of Rupert Stephenson

A flock of Buff Laced Wyandottes
Photo courtesy of Grant Brereton

Two shots of a nice Blue-laced Red pullet
Photos courtesy of Greg Catt

A flock of Barred Wyandottes
Photo courtesy of Grant Brereton

Kate's Silver Laced hen "Silver Lacy"
Photo courtesy of Kate Daniels

A pair of Partridge Wyandottes from Australia
Photos courtesy of Jack Murphy

A nice Blue Laced Red Wyandotte pullet from the UK
Photo courtesy of Rupert Stephenson

A Brown Porcelain Wyandotte hen from Germany, covering some Marans chicks; on the right is a close-up of her feathers
Photos courtesy of Susan Taylor Aldridge

A Silver Laced Wyandotte rooster from Australia
Photo courtesy of Kyle Harris

Two views of a Columbian roo
Photos courtesy of Taryn Koerker

Splash Blue Laced Reds exhibit a blue neck
Photos courtesy of Rosalyn Serex

A Chocolate Silver Laced Wyandotte pullet
Photo courtesy of Grant Brereton

Two views of a Chocolate Wyandotte pullet
Photos courtesy of Greenfire Farms

Brown Porcelain or Mille Fleur Wyandotte hens from Germany
Photo courtesy of Susan Aldridge

Another Silver Laced Wyandotte hen
Photo courtesy of Brian Mooney

Excellent Buff Wyandottes from The Netherlands
Photo courtesy of Grant Brereton

Silver Pencilled Wyandotte cockerels

A nice pair of Partridge Wyandottes from England
Photo courtesy of Grant Brereton

A Golden Laced Wyandotte cockerel

Golden Laced Wyandotte pullets
Photos courtesy of jim (left), Collin Carnrike (center) and Samuel Gruneberg (right)

Salmon Wyandottes
Photos courtesy of Rosalyn Serex

Chocolate Wyandottes
Photos courtesy of Grant Brereton

Silver Laced Wyandottes from South Africa: cockerel, hen and pullet
Photos courtesy of Frank Lambert

Blue Silver Wyandottes, a pair
Photo courtesy of Grant Brereton

A pair of Blue Laced Red Wyandottes
Photos courtesy of Pam Marshall
These birds were from Lowell Barber's stock from his originial imports (with no outcrossing) and came to Pam via Laurie Adams

From Australia -- a Blue Wyandotte pullet
Photo courtesy of Jack Murphy

A pair of Pyle Wyandottes
Photo courtesy of Grant Brereton

A Buff Wyandotte pullet

A pair of Blue Partridge Wyandottes
Photo courtesy of Grant Brereton

Here's a Gold-laced Blue hen from Germany
Photo courtesy of Susan Taylor Aldridge

B. Molder's Buff Wyandottes
Photos courtesy of Grant Brereton

A flock of Partridge Wyandottes
Photo courtesy of Grant Brereton

"Kittywake," a Columbian Wyandotte pullet
Photo courtesy of Katie Gray

A trio of Blue Barred Wyandottes
Developed by Andrew Bergeson and Grant Brereton
Photo courtesy of Grant Brereton

My Silver Pencilled Wyandotte hen
Photo courtesy of Robert Sussman

A Barred Wyandotte hen from the UK
Photo courtesy of Rupert Stephenson

"Snow" is a Columbian Wyandotte hen
Photo courtesy of Greg Catt

A Splash Wyandotte hen
Photo courtesy of Susan Aldridge

A Brown Porcelain rooster from Germany
Photo courtesy of Susan Taylor Aldridge

A Violet Laced Wyandotte pullet
Developed by Richard Davies
Photo courtesy of Grant Brereton

Another nice pair of Silver Penciled Wyandottes
Photos courtesy of Grant Brereton

A pair of Gold-laced Wyandottes
Photo courtesy of Ellen Rockensock

A Buff Columbian Wyandotte rooster
Photo courtesy of Grant Brereton

Clive Carefoot's Chocolate Partridge Wyandotte rooster
Photo courtesy of Grant Brereton

A flock of Blue Wyandottes from Germany
Photo courtesy of Susan Taylor Aldridge

More Blue Wyandottes -- the next generation
Photo courtesy of Susan Aldridge

More Wyandotte varieties: A Vanilla cockerel and a Buff Colombian pullet
Photos courtesy of Grant Brereton

Some very nice Blue Laced Red Wyandottes
Photos courtesy of Greg Catt

A pair of Brown Porcelain or Mille Fleur Wyandottes from Germany
Photos courtesy of Tim Kelly

In Buff Wyandottes you find both light and dark birds. Both are acceptable but I prefer the dark, like the pullet on the left here
Photo courtesy of Pam Marshall

Brown Porcelain Wyandottes feeding in Germany
Photo courtesy of Susan Aldridge

A cloud of Buff Wyandottes in my yard. Just ignore the production Buff Orpington dead center and the Dorking leaving on the right!

You were wanting something?
Photo courtesy of Rupert Stephenson

Silver Laced Wyandotte hens make good art, too!
Photo courtesy of Shari Nees

Not to mention good pets -- this is "Scratcher"
Photo courtesy of Martin Sleep

"Fill," my favorite (and retired) Buff Wyandotte cock, has just found something yellower than he is
Photo courtesy of Noah Impekoven

And even a Buff Wyandotte can have a bad day . . . or is it an identity crisis?
I had to rescue him


Gold Laced Wyandotte chick
Photo courtesy of Gail Trimble

Silver Laced Wyandotte chicks, and one of their heads
Photos courtesy of Pam Marshall

Silver Laced Wyandotte chick
Photo courtesy of Marsha Stup

A Buff Wyandotte chick

More Silver Laced Wyandotte chicks
Photo courtesy of Valerie Ackley

Blue Laced Red chicks
Photos courtesy of Nic Gilbert

Blue-laced Red Wyandotte chicks, cockerel on left, pullet on right
Photos courtesy of Senia

"Acorn," a Gold Laced Wyandotte chick
Photo courtesy of Katie Gray

A Partridge chick
Photo courtesy of Taryn Koerker

A Buff Columbian Wyandotte chick
Photo courtesy of Grant Brereton

Blue-laced Red Wyandotte chick
Photo courtesy of Senia

A Gold Laced Wyandotte with her chicks
Photo courtesy of Tim Kelly

Two- and three-week-old Silver Penciled Wyandotte chicks
Photo courtesy of Sam Richardson


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