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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Golden Laced Wyandotte at 10 Weeks

The chicks are 10 weeks old. It has been a while since I profiled one of our breeds, so today, the Golden Laced Wyandotte is in the spotlight. The Wyandottes were not on my original list when I went to the feed store to get the chicks. I asked the salesgirl about the breed and she mentioned that she had raised Wyandottes last year and that they were really sweet. Since their coloring is quite stunning, I decided to get some. 4 to be exact.

Wyandottes are of the American Class of chickens and are considered a heavy breed. They originated as a cross between a Silver Laced Wyandotte and an unnamed breed called a Winnebago.

The chicks are getting bigger everyday. Here is a close-up of the Wyandottes and Orpingtons in the chick condo. They are quickly out growing it. Today, I had to move their feeder out into the run so they would have more room inside.

Notice their size in comparison with the quart sized container on the right. It's amazing how much they have grown since bringing them home. The dark ones are the Wyandottes.


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