The Silver Laced Wyandotte Chicken is a beautiful dual purpose bird- perfect for any backyard flock. These birds can be purchased as day old chicks that will grow into healthy pet chickens. Especially cold hardy, they are great for cold climates like the northern United States. They’ll perform well even in snowy climates since their rose combs aren’t prone to frostbite.
Production: These birds are dual purpose, meaning they can be used for egg laying or for meat production. These good-sized birds produce plenty of meat. If used for egg laying, expect 180-260 brown eggs a year. Some Wyandotte hens may be broody.
Temperament: The temperament of the Silver Laced Wyandotte Chicken varies as it grows. Most of these birds are mild mannered, but they can tend toward dominance if put in certain situations. The Silver Laced Wyandotte Chicken also stands chicken coop confinement well, if needed. Wyandotte chickens are good foragers.
History: The Silver Laced Wyandotte Chicken is an American breed that originated in 1870s by H.M. Doubleday, John Ray, L. Whittaker and Fred Houdlette. The breed it originated from is not known.
APA Class: American
Color Description: Like the name implies, the Silver Laced Wyandotte Chicken has white feathers with black edges around each feather, making it look like the bird is wearing a gown of some sort. These beautiful birds will brighten up any flock with their fancy dress.
Conservation Status: Recovering
Standard Weights: Cockerel 7.5 lbs, Pullet 5.5 lbs