We love our wyandotte ladies. Classy young girls looking racy and sleek before they mature out to be curvaceous laced hens of standing and character.
The ever striking wyandotte with its exquisite lacing (although not all are laced) is another much admired breed. Its popularity is due not only to its looks but also to the fact that it is an ideal dual purpose backyard fowl. The wyandotte history is comparatively young. It was only in 1883 when the silver laced version was finally standardized in America. The breed acquired its name from a native North American tribe called the Wendat (which in time became corrupted and pronounced by the settlers as wyandotte) After 1883 the silver laced version travelled to British shores and the English poultry fanciers set to work on improving the lacing, ground colour and developing new colour varieties. Today wyandotte come in a wide range of colours. They have a rather rotund appearance and are curvaceous ladies with slightly loose feathers that make them look fluffy. We find them to be slightly more susceptible to common backyard viruses than other breeds. Their calm and docile nature and strong character make them a big winner with first time chicken owners. We have kept the wyandotte for many years and find the breed be average to good layers: they are a bit slow to come into lay in each spring but once they get under way they lay well. At present we are not breeding the wyandottes so will have no hatching eggs, chicks and pullets available for sale.
Excellent service, from pictures, to ordering, to paying, to delivery, all fantastic, and the chooks were drinking out of the Appletons Easy Care Drinker within a few days of ordering it.Thanks Heaps Christine and 13 happy chooks :)
27/04/2017 by Christine
Fast service and excellent, very effective products.
18/04/2017 by Kate
3 new brown shavers, great condition. Can't wait for those eggs! Always great service from Fionna and Gordon.
12/04/2017 by Ewan
The service is Great and products (De-Mite Powder and Safeguard Concentrate) really work well, I have ordered more to have on hand, Thanks for the fast service!
10/04/2017 by Richard
We have been dealing with Appletons for nearly two years and they have great products, lovely chookies and clearly care very much for the welfare of all their birds. What has truly impressed us is the amazing guidance, support and above and beyond generous after sale service Fionna has consistently given us. She (and Gordon on the odd time Fionna wasn't around) has been exceptional and so patient and caring. Honestly they are absolutely wonderful. We highly recommend Appletons to any prospective poultry owner. Anna and Sylvain Filliol
05/04/2017 by Anna
This arrived quickly, was well packed, contained effective instructions and is exactly what I needed.
05/04/2017 by Gail
Happy in their new home (palace).
01/04/2017 by Dave
Just as it says! Easy!! Completely moulded so that the water goes in and comes out in the same place so no leak risks. Best water dispenser we have tried and we have tried at least 4 different ones!
30/03/2017 by Jane
I always find Appletons to deliver in quick time. Fantastic service! I also love your informative website. I am always on it learning about my chickens. Thanks so much.
27/03/2017 by Lisa
We were delighted to pick up our brown shavers from the Mainfreight Depot. Your improved website and great systems made it really easy to get chickens to Dunedin, stress free. Chickens are happy, healthy and settling well.
26/03/2017 by Lesley
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