Day Old Columbian Wyandotte Baby Chicks
Chicks hatching February to August.
Are you looking for a dual purpose chicken breed appreciated by beginning and experienced poultry owners alike? For an attractive, robust and extremely productive pet chicken, consider ordering some Day Old Baby Columbians Wyandotte Chickens from us.
One reason that Columbian Wyandotte Chickens are popular with backyard poultry owners is that they are highly productive, laying as many 200 large brown eggs annually. Because they are cold hardy, Columbian Wyandottes are dependable egg-layers in the winter. Another reason for the bird's popularity they can be raised for their excellent meat production, making them a dual-purpose fowl.
Columbian Wyandottes thrive in confinement or free range and have an easy going, chatty personality that makes them ideal for beginning backyard chicken owners. The hens make attentive mothers, but can sometimes go through broody phases that cause them to stick close to their eggs.
Though first developed in the 1870s, this old American breed was named after the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 in Chicago, where it was first put on display. The original Wyandotte variety is the Silver Laced.
Day old baby Columbian Wyandotte Chickens are yellow with black backs and a patch of black on their heads. Mature Columbian Wyandottes exhibit a striking contrast in colors with thick white feathers with black lacing on their necks. Their tails feature more solid black, with some white lacing, while their wings are white with black lacing. Hens and Roosters also have rose combs and wattles.
In 1905, Columbian Wyandottes were accepted as an American Standard breed according to the American Standard of Perfection.
Columbian Wyandottes continue to lay eggs faithfully through the winter because of their heavy, thickly plumed bodies and small combs. This breed also features clean legs.
Standard Weights: Rooster 8.5 lbs, Hen 6.5 lbs, Cockerel 7.5 lbs, Pullet 5.5 lbs
For flock owners looking for a docile bird that is easy to care for, Day Old Baby Columbian Wyandotte Chickens are a solid choice, offering attractive features and plenteous egg production.
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 12 January, 2012.