Bantam wyandottes

Pet Hens

This is a new breed to me this year and I hope to have them in partridge, silver pencilled, pyle and laced (buff/blue/gold).

The bantam wyandotte so far is proving to be a calm hen. They seem to observe a situation and think about whether they need to react or not, unlike the drama queen mini silkies or the twitchy deathlayers! So far they have been relatively quiet, including the boy, but they could just be settling in.

A hardy chicken, developed in the US, which is known for laying throughout the winter, wyandottes make great pets but may scratch around a little more than pekins or silkies do. They have fairly long, featherless yellow legs and rotund bodies.

I have a trio of partridge – cockerel, hen and a pyle hen (splash partridge) which will hatch chicks in blue and standard partridge.

I am hoping to find them in silver pencilled and buff, blue or gold laced too and may have these available as chicks if I obtain them via hatching eggs. I should have pyle chicks available early on as well.

*Update* – pyle chicks have hatched! They are lovely. Calm and friendly. No fuss when you pick them up. Not pinging off the walls of the brooder when they are startled. Just wonderfully inquisitive and gentle.