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Partridge Wyandotte


A picture does not touch on the striking color of these birds.  The penciling of the Partridge Wyandotte chicken is crisp yet toned to sooth the eye.

The standard size Partridge Wyandotte are one of the more rare varieties.  We only know of a couple breeders besides our farm, that breed in the numbers necessary to retain quality.  We are dedicated to keeping the Partridge variety on the map!  This color and pattern of Wyandotte are APA approved to show. 

They are a super dual purpose fowl, laying around 180-200 nice larger medium to large sized brown egg per year.  If you are after meat, as well, they have a meaty breast.  They are cold hardy with the rose comb.  Wyandottes tend to continue to lay through the winter, especially if provided some extra light in the evenings.  Some will go broody others have no interest. 

History

The Partridge Wyandotte was originated by O.E. Theim of Iowa and Joseph McKeen of Wisconsin, who crossed Indian Game, Golden Laced Wyandotte, Partridge Cochin and Winnebago. These birds became known as the "Western Strain." In New York state George Brackenbury crossed Golden Laced Wyandotte with Partridge Cochin and Golden Penciled Hamburg to originate the "Eastern Strain." The variety was admitted to the American Standard in 1901. They were first called Golden Penciled Wyandottes, and it would be well if this name remained as it describes the pattern of the female very fittingly. The color is dark brown except the female has the three penciling marks on each feather of the body. The main tail feathers are black in both male and female. The male is marked as the Red Jungle fowl, only darker in color.

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It is always a joy to hear from folks that are loving on their birds they received from CHP!

Just wanted to let you know that they arrived this morning and are all doing great. They seemed to have gone through the trip with no ill effects. We had a suprise snow storm last night that wasn't in the forecast and now they are calling for 4-8" here tonight so I was a bit nervous when I got up this morning, but they were there when the post office opened :) Thank you for the extra two, it was a great surprise. I have attached two pics, one of the group in the brooder in the house and one of our daughter with a chick. We absolutely love them! Thanks again.

Tiffany & Emma -

Yahoo. I picked the babies up at the post office about 7:30 this morning and all seem well. One is acting a bit off but I'm thinking he/she is just exhausted. They settled right into brooder, had a drink and napping off and on. You sent 2 extra? Hey Jorden is at school and doesn't know they were coming today so she will be climbing in the brooder about 3:30 and have all eight named by 4. LOL Thanks Tisha !!

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