Lavender Wyandottes have taken an interesting route to arrive in your backyard coop. They have an Indian name but they're an American chicken that get many of their genetics from Europe. Wyandottes have been in America since 1870 and got their beginning in New York and Massachusetts, no one to this day knows what mix of breeds created the Wyandotte but some debate that the Hamburg contributed to the neat rose comb that is evident in the breed. The Wyandotte name comes from the Northeastern tribe of Native Americans, the Wyandotte Nation.
In the 21st Century a new wonderful color was added to the Wyandotte gene pool, Allan Brooker, a Briton spent a decade breeding Wyandottes and was able to create the most convincing lavender chicken anyone had ever seen. Even at hatch the chicks are deep lavender in color.
The beautiful lavender color is set off with the bright red comb and yellow legs, which make for a stunning appearance.
Lavender Wyandottes are slow to mature and lay a light pastel pinkish colored egg. The young juvenile roosters are a bit aggressive but as they mature into adults they're very gentile and sociable. The hens are also a very docile bird.
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