April 2013

The Wyandotte: an American Original

It all started in New York State in the 1870's.  No one is really sure who first crossed the Sebright bantam with a cochin, but it is thought these first efforts took place in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of upstate New York.  The purpose was to create a good dual purpose  American fowl that was also handsome enough to excell in the show ring. Some say that the Wyandotte is named after the indigenous American peoples that inhabited that part of North America.