Valley Hatchery proudly presents the Columbian Wyandotte Bantam Chickens, a delightful blend of ornamental charm and practical productivity. Originating from England and later gaining official recognition by the American Poultry Association in 1933, these bantams have a rich history. Known for their gentle and docile nature, they are ideal as family pets or as stars in poultry shows. With the ability to lay over 150 small brown eggs annually, they are not only beautiful but also reliable egg producers.
These bantams, smaller counterparts to the standard Columbian Wyandotte, have been carefully developed for optimal characteristics. Weighing in at approximately 40oz for roosters and 36oz for hens, they are perfect for those seeking compact and manageable poultry. Notably, their rose comb feature not only adds to their aesthetic appeal but also enhances their winter hardiness, making them well-suited for various climates.
In appearance, Columbian Wyandotte Bantams boast striking black and white Columbian coloring. Their unique plumage features a black tail and an elegant black cape of feathers on the neck, contrasting beautifully with their predominantly white bodies. The black neck feathers are intricately laced in white, adding to their visual allure. This distinctive coloring is a standout feature, making them a favorite in the Rose Comb Clean Legged Bantam Class at poultry shows.
Furthermore, these bantams are an excellent choice for backyard poultry enthusiasts. Their smaller size means they consume less feed and require less space, making them an economical and convenient option for smaller yards. Their tendency to go broody also highlights their excellent maternal instincts, often leading to successful chick rearing.
Don’t miss the chance to enrich your flock with the enchanting Columbian Wyandotte Bantam Chickens from Valley Hatchery. Their combination of beauty, friendliness, and practicality makes them a valuable addition for both seasoned poultry keepers and those new to the hobby.