Valley Hatchery is proud to offer the Black Laced Silver Wyandotte Chicks, a breed celebrated for its remarkable qualities and heritage. First developed in New York during the 1870s, the Black Laced Silver Wyandotte has flourished as an exemplary American heritage breed. Recognized by the American Poultry Association since 1883, this breed is not just a beautiful addition to any homestead but also a practical one. These birds are known for their stunning appearance, characterized by large, white feathers with black trim that creates a distinctive lacing effect, and fluffy black tail feathers that sometimes require trimming.
In terms of temperament, the Black Laced Silver Wyandotte is an ideal choice for both rural and urban settings. They are known for their calm and friendly nature, including the roosters, making them excellent backyard pets. Their hardiness in cold climates is enhanced by their pea combs, although they prefer to stay cozy in their coops during extreme cold. This breed is less suited to hot climates, however.
Not only are these chickens aesthetically pleasing, but they are also highly productive. They excel in both meat and egg production, making them a dual-purpose breed. Each hen lays between 180 to 260 medium brown eggs annually, showcasing their consistent egg-laying capability. At full maturity, the roosters weigh about 8.5 pounds, and the hens around 6.5 pounds. Their active foraging behavior and low tendency to fly make them manageable and enjoyable companions.
Lastly, the Black Laced Silver Wyandotte’s longevity adds to its appeal. These chickens typically live up to 5 years or more with proper care. At Valley Hatchery, we are committed to providing the healthiest and happiest chicks, ensuring that our Black Laced Silver Wyandotte Chicks are the best choice for those looking to enrich their poultry experience.