Wanted to give you all a update on my Chocolate Wyandottes, I have had a nice hatching season with them and I am very pleased with what I see maturing out. I should have some nice pairs of started bantams available upon request.I honestly wished the rest of my birds layed eggs like these Chocolates do...I think they would give Production Reds a run for their money in the egg laying department.
These are not Dunn Wyandottes...........these are sex-linked recessive Chocolate Wyandottes.
I created this line using Chocolate Orpingtons crossed on my Art Lundgren line Black Wyandottes, in the first cross (F1) I got one nice cockerel with a rose comb, two very good single combed pullets, and one rose comb pullet, I put this quad together in a breeding pen and hatched out some very early chicks. The best of those were put together and have produced beautiful chocolate wyandottes.
This is the same recipe that was used to in the UK to create their Chocolate Wyandottes.
It was apparent to me after the first cross that someone in the UK had crossed a yellow legged bird(possible a cochin?) onto the Chocolate Orpingtons in the past since I did hatch out yellow legged chicks early into this project.
Now understand this is a project, but type is very good, the chocolate color is very good, they are a little bigger than our bantams but they look very nice.
I am now releasing started birds, all chicks will be 100% chocolate with rose combs.
Want to learn more about my Chocolate Wyandotte Bantams?, download this brief article on how I created them and what to expect if you purchase some Chocolate chicks from me