Well, we sure can’t. We have had such a great response to our Chocolate Orpingtons that we’ve decided to add another imported chocolate to the farm, the bantam Chocolate Wyandotte. Unlike the Orpington, these 100% English imports are really “expats,” an American breed returning home. The Wyandotte was originally a dual-purpose “bird of curves” developed in the late 19th century around the New York area. They were named after a local Native American tribe. Like many of us, they’ve enjoyed their travel to the “mother land,” but have now come home. These Chocolate Wyandottes are typically larger than a standard American bantam, but not quite large fowl. They are robust and good-tempered, often described as an easier breed to work with than the Chocolate Orpington. We’re not ready to make that determination yet, but we will say that we are excited to add another American breed to our little preserve, and are equally delighted to share them with you. Chocolate Wyandottes should have yellow legs and chocolate feathering, a beautiful combination. They are hardy, able to handle cold weather, above average layers, and well-suited to free-ranging or confinement. If you’re interested in adding a little rare “imported chocolate” to your life, contact us about our availability.
(adult photos courtesy of Greenfire Farms)
Cheshire Poultry in the UK