Golden Laced Wyandotte
The true origin of the Wyandotte is unknown, however, Dark Brahmas and Spangled Hamburgs were probably used in the development of the original Silver Laced variety. The Golden Laced Wyandotte was developed in 1880 when a Silver Laced Wyandotte female were crossed with a crossbred Partridge Cochin and Brown Leghorn male. Golden Laced Wyandotte chicks are brown and black with brown streaks down the back. Some have a light chest, abdomen and wingtips. They have a rose comb with yellow and brown, clean legs and feet. Adult males have a gold head with each feather having a black stripe. The neck is greenish black with narrow gold lacing, the back is golden, and the tail is black. The breast feathers are gold with greenish black lacing. Adult females have the same gold feathers with greenish black lacing on their body, back, breast and lower thighs. The female head is gold and the tail is black.