Wyandotte(redirected from Wyandottes)
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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.