Story: Poultry industry

Silver Wyandotte (5th of 5)

Silver Wyandotte

Also called the Silver Laced Wyandotte, this breed originated in the US in the 1870s and was named after a Native American tribe. There are a range of other colours, and a bantam variety. This breed is a well-proportioned, medium-sized, multi-purpose chicken with yellow skin and brown eggs.

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Reference: AANR 6329 60 A4801

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Vanessa Wintle and Stacey Lepper, 'Poultry industry - History and early developments', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 October 2021)

Story by Vanessa Wintle and Stacey Lepper, published 24 Nov 2008