The Black Laced Gold Wyandotte, a quintessential American breed, traces its origins to the United States, with its roots in Wisconsin dating back to 1880. Renowned for their striking black laced golden feathers and elegant black tail, these chickens are a sight to behold. They feature red rose combs, earlobes, and wattles, alongside clean legs, adding to their aesthetic appeal. Recognized by the American Poultry Association (APA) in 1888, they have become a staple in poultry shows and backyards.
Known for their calm and gentle demeanor, Black Laced Gold Wyandottes are well-suited for families and poultry enthusiasts. Their resilience to cold weather is attributed to their loosely-packed feathers and small combs, making them ideal for colder regions. Despite their reserved nature towards humans, they are tolerant and easy to manage, even around children.
As for egg production, these hens are prolific layers, averaging between 180 to 260 medium brown eggs per year. They exhibit strong maternal instincts, often going broody and proving to be excellent mothers. This combination of high egg production and maternal tendencies makes them a practical and rewarding choice for both hatcheries and individual owners.
Physically, the breed is characterized by a robust build, with adult males weighing around 8.5 pounds and females approximately 6.5 pounds. Their gold-laced feathers create a captivating visual effect, especially in sunlight. Typically, these birds have a lifespan of 5 years or more, offering a long-term companionship for those who keep them.
At Valley Hatchery, we prioritize the health and vitality of our Black Laced Gold Wyandotte chicks. We ensure each chick is nurtured from the moment of hatching, providing a live arrival guarantee with every order. Our commitment to quality reflects in the health and beauty of our chicks, embodying the legacy and charm of this distinguished breed.