The Silver Laced Wyandotte is the first color variety of the Wyandotte family. It originated in New York State in the 1870s and was standardized by the American Poultry Association in 1883.
Silver Laced Wyandottes have silvery white feathers, with each feather laced in black around the entire edge of the web. They have clean legs, yellow skin, a bright red rose comb with a spike, red wattles, and red earlobes.
The characteristic shape of a Wyandotte is round, with a full breast and a short tail. These exhibition type Silver Laced Wyandottes display the correct balance of type and color. With their calm temperament, they make an excellent choice for exhibition.
In addition to their graceful beauty, Silver Laced Wyandottes are also valued as a dual-purpose egg-and-meat breed. They are early maturing, produce fine textured meat, and lay a good number of medium-size eggs in various shades of brown. The hens may brood and make excellent mothers.
The Silver Laced Wyandotte is also a good forager and makes a wonderful pet. No wonder it remains the most popular member of the Wyandotte family of chickens.
|Egg Size||Medium||Broody||Good to Fair|
|Production||Good||Hen Weight||6½ lbs|
|Personality||Calm||Rooster Weight||8½ lbs|
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