Black Laced Red Wyandotte Chickens
Wyandottes are an older breed and very popular breed of American chicken that developed around 1870. With the emergence of new breeds like the Blue Laced Red Wyandotte, Cackle Hatchery has started calling the “Red Laced Wyandotte” the “Black Laced Red Wyandotte” to help further differentiate between breeds and varieties. The deep mahogany plumage of this particular variety is much darker than that of the Black Laced Gold Wyandotte.
Black Laced Red Wyandottes are excellent layers of large brown and tinted brown eggs who can produce up to 200 eggs per year their first few seasons! Being cold-hardy and quite independent, Wyandottes are great birds for any beginning bird owner or anyone looking for a easy to care for bird that will lay eggs into the winter time. Wyandottes will also thrive in free range situations and will also adapt well to confined environments.
As of now Cackle Hatchery is offering just the production type and not the show bird version of the Black Laced Red Wyandotte. Though currently not recognized by the Standard of Perfection, the birds’ growing popularity and practicality will get it there in the near future.
Wyandottes infrequently brood but do make good mothers. Being docile and friendly, the Black Laced Red Wyandotte can be a great pet bird to keep for its utility, beauty, and personal enjoyment.