The Wyandotte chicken

The Wyandotte chicken is a versatile chicken that easily adapts to different living conditions. They feel at home in both large gardens and smaller spaces. In addition, they are good layers of medium-sized, brown eggs. At De Meidoornhoeve, we are happy to share our knowledge about the care and behavior of these special chickens.

Wyandotte

Origin of Wyandotte chickens

The Wyandotte chicken is a beautiful and versatile breed that originated in the United States. This breed, which takes its name from the Wyandot Indian tribe, was developed in the late 19th century and has been a favorite among chicken keepers worldwide ever since. The Wyandotte chicken is known for its impressive plumage, excellent egg production and friendly nature.

Characteristics of the Wyandotte

The Wyandotte chicken is easily recognized by its beautiful plumage and robust build. Their feathers are well-connected and come in a variety of colors and patterns, including silver gelaced, gold gelaced, black, white, blue and more. These color combinations make the Wyandotte a real eye-catcher in any chicken coop.

In addition to their good looks, Wyandotte chickens are also known for their excellent egg production. They lay medium-sized, brown eggs and are reliable layers. The Wyandotte is a medium-sized breed with a broad, deep breast and full, round body, giving them an imposing appearance.

 

Health and care

Wyandotte chickens are generally robust and healthy. They have a strong constitution and can withstand various weather conditions well. Their dense plumage provides excellent protection against cold, while they thrive in hot climates with adequate shade and water. At De Meidoornhoeve, we ensure that our Wyandotte chickens receive the best care and nutrition to ensure their health and well-being.

Origin and development

The development of the Wyandotte chicken began in New York State in the 1870s. Breeders wanted to create a chicken that was both beautiful and productive. By crossing several breeds, including the Brahma, the Cochin and the Sebright, a versatile and robust chicken was bred that met the expectations of hobbyists and commercial breeders alike.

The result was the Wyandotte chicken, which was first exhibited in 1883. This breed quickly became popular for its reliable egg production and attractive appearance. The Wyandotte was officially recognized by the American Poultry Association in 1888.

Friendly and social character

Wyandotte chickens have a friendly and sociable nature. They are calm, tame and easy to handle, making them ideal for families and novice chicken keepers. These chickens are active and love to scavenge and explore their surroundings, contributing to their lively and attractive personalities.

Wyandotte chickens at De Meidoornhoeve

Our animals are kept in optimal conditions and receive high-quality nutrition, so they maintain their unique beauty and friendly character. Visit us and discover for yourself the charm of Wyandotte chickens. Be surprised by their impressive appearance and lively nature.