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The Wyandotte

The lovely Wyandotte was admitted to the Standard of Perfection in 1883, as the Silver-Laced Wyandotte. The breed’s exact origin is unknown, but it was developed in New York, Michigan, and Massachusetts, primarily from the Dark Brahma and the Silver-Spangled Hamburg. Its scattered origins meant that the emerging breed was called by many different names: Mooneys, American Sebrights, Excelsiors, Eurekas, Ambrights, and Columbias. Finally, Mr. Fred A. Houdlette, an influential breeder, suggested “Wyandotte.” The name, he said, was inspired by his father’s beloved boat, which, in turn, was named for the Wyandot (Huron-Wendat) people.

Golden Wyandotte