The Golden Laced Wyandotte was first developed in Wisconsin in 1880 by crossing the Silver Laced Wyandotte with a large black and red-patterned fowl known as the Winnebago. The Golden Laced Wyandotte got its name from the Wyandotte Nation, but they have no direct historical association with the tribe. They have black laced golden feathers that cover its body and black tail. Its plumage is very distinct, and due to its loosely-packed feathers and small comb, the Golden Laced Wyandotte is not susceptible to frostbite and can withstand very cold temperatures. This has made the Golden Laced Wyandotte a desirable bird for farmers in colder parts of the country.
Golden Laced Wyandotte chickens are not known for being overly affectionate, but they are calm and even-tempered, allowing them to get along with other chicken breeds. They prefer to have plenty of space to roam. They will crow and cluck a lot throughout the day, making this noisy breed better suited for a rural environment. The hen is known for being broody and will enjoy setting on eggs and caring for the baby chicks.
Golden Laced Wyandotte chickens are dual-purpose birds that will provide you with both eggs and meat if you so choose. While roosters of this breed grow to be roughly 8.5 pounds, hens can reach 6.5 pounds and produce anywhere from 180-260 brown eggs per year.
|Egg Production||Very Good||Hen Weight||6 1/2 lbs|
|Personality||Calm and Easy Going||Rooster Weight||8 1/2 lbs|
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