Stepping right out of a page of history, the Columbian Wyandotte, first showcased at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, is as much a part of American heritage as it is a delight in any coop. Admitted into the American Poultry Association’s Standard of Perfection in 1905, these chickens are a testament to time-honored breeding. They sport a distinct white plumage accented with black hackle feathers laced with white and black tail feathers. The roosters add flair with their laced black saddle feathers. Completing their classic look are a rose comb, clean legs, and yellow skin.
Beyond their striking appearance, Columbian Wyandottes are known for their tranquil nature. They are a hit with beginners and children, thanks to their calm demeanor, although their chatty personality might not suit urban settings. These hardy birds thrive in colder climates, exhibiting robust health and vitality. Their foraging skills are top-notch, making them excellent free-rangers who love to explore their surroundings. As for productivity, expect a generous annual yield of 180 to 260 medium-sized brown eggs. Mature roosters weigh in at around 8.5 pounds, and hens at approximately 6.5 pounds.
If you’re looking to add some long-lived, feathered friends to your flock, the Columbian Wyandotte is a perfect choice. With a lifespan that can stretch from 6 to well over 12 years, these birds are not just pets but companions for a significant period. At Valley Hatchery, we are committed to providing only the healthiest and happiest day-old chicks. Whether you are a first-time chicken keeper or a seasoned poultry enthusiast, our Columbian Wyandotte chicks are sure to bring joy and vitality to your backyard.