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Wyandotte

Wyandotte (wīˈəndŏt), industrial city (1990 pop. 30,938), Wayne co., SE Mich., a suburb of Detroit on the Detroit River; inc. as a city 1867. Salt deposits there supply the city's extensive chemical industry. Other manufactures include pharmaceuticals and machinery. Bessemer steel (see Bessemer process) was first commercially produced in the city in 1864 by W. F. Durfee. A Wyandot village (see Huron) was there in the 19th cent.; of interest is a totem pole depicting Wyandot history.
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Wyandotte

 

a breed of chicken, raised for meat and eggs, developed in the USA at the end of the 19th century. The build of the animal depends upon its area of productivity. In birds selected for egg-laying, the body is lighter and longer than in birds raised for their flesh. The standard live weight of the cock is 3.8 kg, 3 kg for the hen. The egg-laying capacity is 150-180 eggs. There are several variations in feather coloring (white Wyandottes have practical significance). They are raised in small numbers in the USA and European countries. The breed was once delivered to the USSR, but did not reach commercial significance. Some are raised by amateur poultry breeders.

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