Wyandotte Breeders of America

Promoting the Breeding and Exhibition of Wyandottes

 

 

 

 

 
Welcome to the Wyandotte Breeders of
 
America.  This site is dedicated to the
 
preservation and expansion of the Wyandotte
 
breed of poultry in both standard and bantam
 
varieties as well as to serve the Wyandotte
 
Breeders of America poultry club and increase
 
                                  its membership.

 


 

 History of the Wyandotte Breed

 

   The Wyandotte breed is named for a Native American tribe in New York State.  It is  

one of the original American breeds developed in the 1800's along with the Dominiques,

Plymouth Rocks, and Rhode Island Reds.  The original Wyandotte was the Silver Laced

variety developed in New York in 1865 and accepted in the APA Standard in 1883.

 

  History of the Wyandotte Breeders of America

 

  The Wyandotte Bantam Club of America was formed in 1940 in Allentown, PA when

several breeders met at a show and determined that it would be a worthy venture to 

start a breed club to promote the breed, educate interested fanciers, and sponsor

regional or national shows for Wyandottes.

  In 2000, the Wyandotte Bantam Club expanded its interest and welcomed large fowl

into the breed club.  In 2002, the members voted to change the club's name to the

Wyandotte Breeders of America (WBA).

                   Why Raise Wyandottes ?

    

 Wyandottes are a popular breed because

of their pleasing appearance, their

hardiness, and the variety of color patterns

that are accepted by the American Poultry

Association (APA) and the American

Bantam Association (ABA).

 

 

 Wyandottes are a medium weight breed

with males weighing 7-9 pounds and

females weighing 5-6 pounds. The color of

their egg shells can vary from very light

brown depending on the variety.  They are

a hardy breed and can tolerate cold

temperatures.



Bantam Wyandottes are docile, very

hardy, and a good layer of well-

shaped eggs.  They are suited to cold

climates and their rose combs do not

freeze because they are set low and

close to the head.  Bantam males

weigh 26-30 oz and the females

weigh 24-26 oz, or about 1.5 pounds.

 

 Wyandottes are sometimes described as

a "breed of curves."  According to the

APA Standards, the body of a

Wyandotte should be a medium length,

deep, and well rounded.  It should

appear that the body has greater depth

than length.  The fluff should be

moderately full but not so full as to hide

the profile on the hocks.  A well shaped

Wyandotte fits neatly in an imaginary

circle.

   Have Wyandottes?  Join the Wyandotte club!!!

 

 

                Join the Wyandotte Breeders of America

                       Dues paid Jan1 - Dec 31. Checks made to WBA 

JR. Membership (16 under) $5

Membership $10

 

 

Mail membership application to :

Wyandotte Breeders of America

                            C/o  Donald R. Monke, Secretary/Treasurer                           

7481 Plain City Georgesville Road

                               Plain City, OH 43064                                

 

                              

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