Silver Laced Wyandotte (Bantams) Breed
SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE BANTAM
Our Silver Laced Wyandottes originate from German and Dutch
bloodlines and we have retained the correct balance of Type,
markings, but most importantly, vigour.
Ohio, USA. First bred by F.J. Marshall and F.M. Clemens in
1885 and declared a breed by American Poultry Standard or Perfection
Graceful, well balanced, alert and active but docile.
Type: Body short with well rounded sides. Broad and short back.
Breast full, broad and round. Medium sized wings which are nicely
folded to the side. Medium sized tail which is full and spread at
the base. Main feather are carried upright, sickles of medium
Short and broad. Beak is stout and well curved. Eyes are
prominent. The comb is rose coloured and evenly set on the head
being medium in height and width; gradually tapering towards the
back and terminating in a definite spike (leader) which follows the
curve of the neck. Face is smooth and fine in texture. Ear-lobes are
oblong. Wattles are medium length and fine in texture.
Medium in length and well arched with a full hackle.
Legs & Feet:
Thighs are medium in length and well covered in soft,
fluffy, close and silky feathers. Shanks are medium in length,
strong and well rounded. The shanks are free of feathers and fluff.
Four straight and well spread toes.
Fairly close and silky and not too abundant or fluffy.
The general characteristics are as the male except for the obvious
natural sexual differences.
Head is silvery-white, neck is also silvery-white with a clear black
stripe through the centre of each feather (white shaft is
permissible). Saddle; hackles to match the neck. Back is
silvery-white. Shoulder tip silvery-white with black lacing. Wing
bow silvery-white, wing coverts evenly laced, forming at least two
well defined bars; secondaries black on inner web and broadly laced
black on the outer edge. Breast and underparts; the web
silvery-white with a well defined black lacing, free from double or
white outer lacing, lacing regular from the throat to back of the
thighs. A shaft may be found in the laced feather and is permissible
but undesirable. Undercolour dark slate. Tail: true tail feather,
sickles and coverts black. Thighs and fluff black -slate with clear
lacing round the hocks and other side of the thighs.
Colouration is the same as the male.
Not to exceed 1.70 kg ( 3 ¾ lb)
Not to exceed 1.36 kg ( 3 lb )
We are a member of the Laced Wyandotte Club
keep abreast of all the latest news regarding this breed. This helps
us maintain our high standards and great show results with this
breed. You can also become a member of this club for under £10 per
year. By joining you will receive an annual newsletter and year
book. You will also receive a Rules and Standard for breeding
, a members list, history of the breed
information and this way you will be helping to encourage and
improve the breeding of Laced Wyandottes
and utility purposes as well as having access to
assistance from expert breeders
. The club will keep
you posted with all the latest information and show results
regarding this breed. For more information on how to join