My favourite Wyandottes: Partridge
The pullet-breeder strain of Wyandottes have gorgeous cockerels, real pheasant colours (domestic chickens are species of pheasant) and their wives are the prettiest of hens with delicate filigree of concentric laced markings.
I have been keeping these beautiful birds for 20 years and they are still my favourite variety.
Pullet breeders or cock-breeders
Much as I love the cock-breeder males their hens aren’t a patch on the pullet-breeders. So I stick to the latter and their males still look fantastic strutting round with their flock. Find out more about double mating, pullet breeders and cock-breeders
Partridge Wyandottes in UK v USA
In the UK Partridge Wyandottes are very similar in colour to their wild red jungle fowl ancestor. In North America their partridges are what we call red partridge in the UK; yet again the Americans and English fail to agree their common language!