The Wyandotte was the first ever breed developed in the USA. It was named after Wendat, a Native American tribe indigenous to the North Eastern states where Wyandottes were developed.
The first examples of the breed appeared in 1870s. Wyandottes are a docile, dual-purpose breed kept for their brown eggs and for meat. They appear in a wide variety of color patterns, and are popular show birds. The Wyandotte lays pale brown or tan eggs and Wyandotte hens are devoted mothers.
The Wyandotte is a breed that suits both free range and confinement in a run. Hens occasionally become broody. They are also very vocal, uttering soft clucks on a regular basis.
The hens (females) will lay around 200 eggs a year with an exceptional hen laying around 240 eggs a year
The breed has been noted for being incredibly friendly, and combined with their easy maintainability are a favorite with those new to raising chickens.