Rafters up, one wall started. Hopefully this Saturday we’ll get the roof completed!
The fourth variety chicken we have ordered is the Silver Laced Wyandotte. This, I think, is one of the most beautifully feathered chickens I’ve ever seen.
Here’s a close up of the feather detail:
And the chicks (as always) are adorable too!
Here’s what My Pet Chicken has to say about the breed:
Silver Laced Wyandottes are the original Wyandotte variety, and a wonderful example of American breeding. They are beautiful and productive.
Wyandottes are a favorite amongst backyard flock owners for their dependable egg laying, easy going nature and cold hardiness. Each feather is silvery white edged in beetle black, similar to Silver Sebrights. The hens look as if they’re ladies dressed for a fancy ball! The Wyandotte roosters have the same laced feathers, but their hackles and capes are composed of glimmering silver, like a suit of armor. (We think roosters should be named after the Knights of the Round Table!)
Wyandottes have a heavy body and small rose comb which makes this breed perfect for cold climates because they are not prone to frostbite. The hens are hardy, energetic and faithful layers.
The eggs are a light brown.