Silver Laced Wyandotte (Large Fowl)



 

 

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Silver Laced Wyandotte (Large Fowl) Breed Information

Our Silver Laced Wyandottes originate from German and Dutch bloodlines and we have retained the correct balance of Type, markings, but most importantly, vigour.

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SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE LARGE FOWL SHOW RESULTS

THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 2015 – TELFORD
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE COCKEREL 3RD
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE HEN 1ST
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE HEN 2ND
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE HEN 3RD

THE FEDERATION CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 2015 – STAFFORD
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE COCKEREL 2ND
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE HEN 1ST
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE HEN 2ND
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE HEN 4TH

THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 2014 – TELFORD
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE COCKEREL 1ST
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE HEN 2ND
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE HEN 4TH

THE FEDERATION CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 2014 – STAFFORD
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE COCKEREL 1ST
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE HEN 1ST
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE HEN 2ND
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE HEN 3RD

THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 2013 – STONELEIGH
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE COCKEREL 4TH
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE HEN 1ST (CHAMPION LACED WYANDOTTE – BEST OF BREED CHAMPIONS ROW)
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE HEN 2ND
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE HEN 3RD

FEDERATION CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 2013 – STAFFORD
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE COCKEREL 2ND
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE HEN 2ND
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE HEN 4TH

THE FEDERATION CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 2012 – STAFFORD
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE COCKEREL 2ND
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE HEN 2ND

THE NATIONAL 2012 – STONELEIGH
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE COCKEREL 1ST
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE COCKEREL 3RD
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE HEN 3RD

THE FEDERATION CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 2011 – STAFFORD
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE TRIO 1ST
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE COCKEREL 2ND
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE COCKEREL 4TH
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE HEN 3RD

THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 2011 – STONELEIGH
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE TRIO 1ST
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE COCKEREL 1ST
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE COCKEREL 3RD
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE HEN 1ST
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE HEN 3RD
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE HEN 4TH

NORTHERN SHOW 2011 – HALIFAX
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE COCKEREL 1ST
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE HEN 1ST
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE HEN 2ND

NORTHEN SHOW 2010 – YORKSHIRE
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE 1ST (BEST SOFT FEATHER – BEATING THE ORPINGTONS)

CHESHIRE SHOW 2010
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE COCKEREL 3RD
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE HEN 2ND (BEST LACED BIRD IN SHOW)

FEDERATION CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 2010 – STAFFORD
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE TRIO 1ST (CHAMPION LARGE TRIO – BEST IN SHOW)
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE COCKEREL 2ND
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE COCKEREL 3RD
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE HEN 1ST (CHAMPION LACED WYANDOTTE – BEST OF BREED)
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE HEN 2ND
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE HEN 4TH

THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 2010 – STONELEIGH
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE COCKEREL 2ND
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE COCKEREL 3RD
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE HEN 1ST (CHAMPION LACED – CHAMPIONS ROW)

FEDERATION CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 2009 – STAFFORD
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE COCKEREL 2ND

THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 2009 – STONELEIGH
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE COCKEREL 3RD
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE HEN 1ST
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE HEN 2ND

We are a member of the Laced 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 Laced Wyandottes, a members list, history of the breed information and this way you will be helping to encourage and improve the breeding of Laced 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.

Silver Laced Wyandotte (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
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: Head is silvery-white, neck is also silvery-white with a clear black stripe through the centre of each feather (white shaft is permissible). Saddle; hackles to match the neck. Back is silvery-white. Shoulder tip silvery-white with black lacing. Wing bow silvery-white, wing coverts evenly laced, forming at least two well defined bars; secondaries black on inner web and broadly laced black on the outer edge. Breast and underparts; the web silvery-white with a well defined black lacing, free from double or white outer lacing, lacing regular from the throat to back of the thighs. A shaft may be found in the laced feather and is permissible but undesirable. Undercolour dark slate. Tail: true tail feather, sickles and coverts black. Thighs and fluff black -slate with clear lacing round the hocks and other side of the thighs.
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)

Silver Laced Wyandotte – General information

If you are currently “casting” your flock and you feel like becoming a Silver Laced Wyandotte chicken parent, the following description of the breed characteristics will give you an in-depth look at what to expect. Silver Laced Wyandotte is known as a large-egg-laying breed, which gets broody occasionally and makes excellent mothers. The hens can produce beautiful and unusual eggshell colours and they are good eggs layers. Although Silver Laced Wyandotte hens will not continue laying at top capacity all year round, they undoubtedly belong to the winter layer breed. They will cope well while being confined to a small run or yard, however, they have also good foraging abilities. Moreover, the unusual-looking birds with fancy feathering are generally known for being friendly, active and alert.

A brief history of the Silver Laced Wyandotte

The first mention of the Silver Laced Wyandotte was made in1873 but the whole truth about the origin of this breed is not fully known. The first Wyandotte birds were created in the United States after the Civil War by four innovators, H. M. Doubleday, John Ray, L. Whittaker and Fred Houdlette, who sought to create a chicken that was a genuine utility bird providing both meat and eggs to an average American family with minimal cost. Although early Americans had several different breeds available, which they had brought over from Britain and Europe, no breed provided them with both meat and eggs well. The first type of Wyandotte breed is believed to have been the silver-laced variety, which was included in the American Standard of Perfection in 1883. Probably the genetic material was taken from the dark Brahamas and silver spangled Hamburgs, or possibly Breda and Polish fowl. Originally Wyandottes were called the American Sebright, Sebright Cochin or Mooney. However, the Sebright breed, as it is currently known in England, is a bantam, not a full size bird. The origins of the name Wyandotte are associated with an American Indian tribe, the Wyandot, that is also known by the French name ‘Hurons’. The tribe used to be very numerous in the Eastern United States in the past. Right now the Silver Laced Wyandotte is a representative of one of the most popular breeds all over the world. It is also a very popular show bird, especially in Germany but also in the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States. However, currently the breed is so unique that it has been enclosed on the list of endangered breeds in the United States.

Characteristics of the breed

The Silver Laced Wyandottes (large fowl) are known as the most spectacular variety of the breed. One of the most distinctive features of Silver Laced Wyandotte variant is their outstanding, eye-catching plumage. The dominating colours are white, silver and black. However, there are considerable differences between male and female birds. The hen’s head and neck is silvery-white, with a clear black stripe through the centre of each feather on the neck. The saddle hackle feathers are silvery-white as well. Both hens’ and roosters’ main tail feathers are black. On the shoulder tip they have silvery-white feathers with black lacing. Wing coverts are evenly laced and the secondaries are black on the inner web and broadly laced black on the outer edge. Their breast and underparts remind a silvery-white web with a well-defined black lacing which is rather regular and single. Undercolour is dark slate. When the roosters mature, the comb and waddle become larger and are striking red against the black and white feathers. The hens will also have dark red combs and waddles but they will be smaller and less prominent. Another significant feature of the birds is their well-rounded body and the U silhouette shape. These make the hens look amazingly plump when healthy and fully feathered. Silver Laced Wyandotte will start laying eggs when she reaches around 24 to 28 weeks of age. The closer the pullet is to maturity, the comb and waddle will change from pink to red. Once the comb and waddle have turned red, you know that it is close to egg laying time.
One of the biggest advantages of this breed is that they are easily adapted to cold regions, mostly because of their fluffiness that enables them to keep the warmth during cold months of winter. If they are well-fed and sheltered out of winter winds, they will do well in most areas of the country. Moreover, their hardiness and vigor keep them laying straight through the winter season. They lay beautifully-shaped eggs with the light or rich brown colour of a quite big size. Baby chicks vary from almost black to light silvery gray and many have contrasting light and dark stripes on the back. The hens weigh around 6 pounds and the cocks weigh around 8½ pounds. When it comes to bantam variant, male birds weigh 30 oz. and bantam females 26 oz.

Chickens for sale

Our company Cheshire Poultry is well-known and trustworthy supplier of poultry. We are very enthusiastic and dedicated people with a wide experience gained during many years of work with different poultry breeds. Since we are very passionate about our job, you can be assured that our chickens are well-cared, healthy and fertile. Moreover, our birds meet the standard requirements for the poultry breeds. We are especially experienced in the Wyandotte breed and we have been awarded multiple prizes for our chickens. Speaking of awards, you can find our birds in all the biggest shows in the United Kingdom. In 2009 and 2010, our Wyandotte chickens were prized with most of the top awards in the most premier poultry shows in the United Kingdom, namely the Federation Championship Show and the National Championship Show.
With our company Cheshire Poultry you can be assured of the best quality birds for sale in the country. We select carefully our Wyandotte chickens without any hesitation in order to provide birds best matching the breed standards. Our roosters and hens are definitely high-quality and well-cared. Our hens have an excellent laying rate, around 200 – 240 eggs a year. Moreover, if you plan to hatch fertile eggs at home, a good broody hen from our flock will be the best incubator you can have.

Eggs for sale

We provide variety of services which range from pure breed poultry for sale, day-old chicks and ready to lay pullets, up to fertile hatching eggs. We are sure about the high quality of our eggs. They are perfect for incubating and hatching baby chicks.,

What Our Customers Say About Our Silver Laced Wyandottes (Large Fowl)

“Beautiful birds – Healthy and in very good condition when delivered to Oxfordshire. Will use Cheshire Poultry again for wonderful quality and selection. Would recommend to others.”

Michelle Excellent

“I found Cheshire Poultry when I was searching for some new pure breed chickens, I liked the look of the silver laced Wyandotte and decided to purchase some, I had to wait some time to get them but wow the wait was worth it Steve dace arranged delivery and they arrives as he said they would, the birds were beautiful, I lost half a day just walking back and forth to the coop just to look at them. I would recommend anyone to get birds from them, but be patient I promise the wait will be worth it.”

Peter Mitchinson Excellent

“We called today and collected 2 beautiful silver laced girls from Kevin. He was very informative, spent a lot of time and effort with us and we appreciate it. He certainly knows his hens! Having seen all the wonderful colours it’s only a matter of time before we return! I was completely blown away by the Wyandottes, It was great to see them in acres of free range fields. I would have liked one of every colour! and one day I will…Great quality, healthy birds , high welfare standards. I will buy Steve’s birds again.”

Anne Cullingford Excellent

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