Bantam wyandottes

Pet Hens

This is a new breed to me in 2020 and after breeding a few I have decided to keep pyle (white gold partridge) and blue laced for 2021, very pretty colours.

Please note the blue laced are blue and gold laced hens x splash cockerel and will therefore hatch (approximately, not always) 75% blue and 25% splash laced. Blue x blue = 50% blue, 25% splash and 25% black laced (or a proportion of these).

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 silkies! So far they have been relatively quiet, including the boys. Non-aggressive to other breeds, the wyandotte boys are bottom of the cockerel heap. The chicks are also calmer and easy to handle.

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.