Black Wyandotte (Pure) Large Fowl



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Black Wyandotte (Pure) Large Fowl – Breed Information

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The cock and hens are bred from the stock of a top breeder in Europe, they scored very high points in one of Europe’s top shows. They have fantastic type and good yellow legs, they are big boned birds and are stunning to look at.






We are a member of the Black Wyandotte Club and keep abreast of all the latest news regarding this breed. This helps us maintain our high standards and great show results with this breed. You can also become a member of this club for under £10 per year. By joining you will receive an annual newsletter and year book. You will also receive a Rules and Standard for breeding quality Wyandottes, a members list, history of the breed information and this way you will be helping to encourage and improve the breeding of Wyandottes for exhibition and utility purposes as well as having access to assistance from expert breeders. The club will keep you posted with all the latest information and show results regarding this breed. For more information on how to join contact us.

Black Wyandotte (Pure) Large Fowl Characteristics

Origin: Ohio, USA. First bred by F.J. Marshall and F.M. Clemens in 1885 and declared a breed by American Poultry Standard or Perfection (APSP) 1893.
Classification: Heavy: Soft feather Egg Colour: Tinted
General Characteristics:
Carriage: Graceful, well balanced, alert and active but docile.
Type: Body short with well rounded sides. Broad and short back. Breast full, broad and round. Medium sized wings which are nicely folded to the side. Medium sized tail which is full and spread at the base. Main feather are carried upright, sickles of medium length.
Head: Short and broad. Beak is stout and well curved. Eyes are prominent. The comb is rose coloured and evenly set on the head being medium in height and width; gradually tapering towards the back and terminating in a definite spike (leader) which follows the curve of the neck. Face is smooth and fine in texture. Ear-lobes are oblong. Wattles are medium length and fine in texture.
Neck: Medium in length and well arched with a full hackle.
Legs & Feet: Thighs are medium in length and well covered in soft, fluffy, close and silky feathers. Shanks are medium in length, strong and well rounded. The shanks are free of feathers and fluff. Four straight and well spread toes.
Plumage: Fairly close and silky and not too abundant or fluffy.
Colour: Black with a beetle-green sheen; undercolour is very dark but sometimes white or grey undercolour is permissible long as it does not show through. Yellow shanks.
Weight: Large Fowl
Cock: Not less than 9lb (4.08kg)Cockerel: Not less than 8lb (3.62kg)
Hen: Not less than 7lb (3.17kg) Pullet: Not less than 6lb (2.72kg)

General Information

The Black Wyandottes are birds of good size, recognized for its excellent flesh properties and ability to lay eggs even during the cold winter months. They are also relatively resistant to diseases, easy to tame, and thus they do not cause many problems to their owners. Moreover, the Wyandotte hens are excellent broodies and make good mothers. They lay well and chicks tend to be strong and grow quickly. This breed also features great adaptability as they tolerate well both staying in confinement and living on free range farms. All these make them a wonderful multi-purpose breed which can be raised both for their large brown-shelled eggs and exquisite yellow-skinned meat. When you add all these factors together, it is hard to disagree that this breed is the best overall breeds of birds for poultry lovers. As far as their temperament is concerned, they are alert and active but generally docile and friendly. Both the full-size and bantam variants of the birds are great for family breeding, in which children also look after birds. Having all these in mind there is no wonder why they are a favourite breed among backyard flock owners.

Black Wyandotte – History

The Black Wyandotte is a well-known variety of Wyandotte, which is one of the thirteen breeds of American class recognized by the American Poultry Association. The true American Wyandotte breed of chickens originated from New York state and their beginnings date back to the early 1870s. The Black Wyandotte is a sport of both the Silver Laced and the Golden Laced varieties. The first black Wyandotte chickens were developed by F.J. Marshall and F.M. Clemens of Ohio, who started to breed the black flock in 1885. In 1893 this variant of Wyandotte birds was admitted to the Standard of Perfection of the American Poultry Association. However, they do not enjoy the same popularity in America as they do in Europe, especially in England, Belgium, Holland and Germany. In recent years, they have become a very popular show birds among the Germany breeders in particular.

Black Wyandotte – Characteristics

The birds belonging to this breed are rather long bodied, well balanced, fairly broad but with short back, and they have a prominent breast. Their medium sized wings are nicely folded to the sides which make them look very graceful. The other distinctive features of the Black Wyandotte are: a small, round head, decorated with a single, rose comb with a spike arranged along the neck line, a stout and well curved beak, and noticeable eyes. Their reddish ear-lobes are oblong and wattles are medium length. In general, their face is smooth and fine in texture. The cocks are marked by a broad and very prominent tail ending with a curled up sable feathers. It is worth noticing that the tail should be exactly of the same dimensions in every place, raised high, and at the highest point should not be higher than the eyes. The bird’s neck is medium in length and well arched with a full hackle. The general plumage colour of the Black Wyandotte is black, showing a beetle green sheen especially when seen in bright sunlight. The undercolour is dull black but sometimes white or grey. The same as other birds of the breed they have strong and clean legs. Their thighs are medium in length and well covered in soft and fluffy feathers. Their yellow shanks are also medium length and strong. However, they are free of feathers. The legs are ended with four straight and well spread toes.
Because of their plentiful plumage they might seem to be much heavier than they really are. The standard weights, in pounds are not less than 9 for cocks and not less than 7 for hens. There is also a miniature size of the Black Wyandotte Standard chicken. Like the Silver, White or Partridge, the Black bantam chickens make very good backyard birds too They have the same shape and colour as the larger varieties and are also good when it comes to egg production. The black bantam cocks’ standard weight is 30 ounces and hens weigh 26.

Black Wyandotte (Pure) Large Fowl for sale

The idea of keeping chickens at home is one that appeals to a growing number of people around the world. Having your own chickens in the backyard, one can be sure to get fresh eggs and quality meat that are free from all the unsavoury “stuff” including harmful antibiotics and artificial colouring. If you are looking for good quality chickens for sale that are healthy, active and lay well, all these can be found with our birds. Cheshire Poultry is a reputable breeder delivering quality poultry: chicks, hens, roosters as well as fertilized eggs.

Our secret lies in the scrupulous selection process, all these to produce quality chickens that will lay quality eggs. Black Wyandotte broody hens from our hatchery lay about 200 or more brown eggs a year and they are very caring mothers that will sit on eggs even of other breeds. If you start your flock with our properly pedigreed chickens, we assure it will be superior.
What is worth mentioning, the birds from our flock are show winners of the top awards in both the Federation Championship and the National Championship (both cockerels and hens) which proves that our lines are really exceptional. So if you are interested to buy high quality fertile eggs, feel free to contact us in order to check their availability.

What Our Customers Say About Our Black Wyandottes (Pure) Large Fowl

“I normally do not leave feedback! But I have to say the service I have received from Cheshire Poultry has been above excellent! Any queries were responded to quickly and efficiently ! The eggs arrived promptly and look to be of a high standard, well packed and well labelled! Hats off to Steph and the team! If the hatch rate is as good as the service received I expect a 110% hatch rate. I will definitely return to Cheshire poultry in the future “

Mark Sharples Excellent

“Some of the best service I have ever had and considering their hens are world-class Cheshire Poultry is probably the best place you can go for poultry of any kind.”

Edward Excellent

“Absolutely delighted from enquiry to purchase. Stunning chickens, healthy, friendly relaxed birds day 2 and settling in well, gold laced already in charge of the rest of the flock. Will DEFINATELY be back in the future, MANY THANKS”

Anita Webster Excellent

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