- Columbian Wyandotte Chicken
This chicken was named after it was exhibited at the 1893 Columbian Exposition or World's Fair held in Chicago. This variety was admitted as an American Standard breed in the American Standard of Perfection in 1905. Columbian Wyandotte chickens are a docile bird, clean legs, white with black feather around the neck, tail and wings. They have a rose comb and occasionally will go broody and they make excellent mothers. They do well in confinement or free range areas. Cackle Hatchery® only offers at this time our production type/line not a show type.
Many people who like this breed of chicken also like the miniature version of the breed, the Columbian Wyandotte Bantam Chicken.
Columbian Wyandotte Projected Availability
PLEASE NOTE: This availability chart is updated periodically and does not reflect the availability of in-store poultry and does not represent a guarantee of shipping date.
We hatch/ship February - September of each season. See Calendar.
We schedule all orders to ship ASAP when the entire order is available. If you would like to delay your order, you can specify your delay date at checkout.
There is an additional small order fee ($20) charged for orders of only 3-14 poultry. We do not ship less than 3 poultry.
- Poultry Show Class: American
- Weights: Hen -------6 1/2 lbs Rooster----8 1/2 lb
Pullet-------5 1/2 lbs Cockerel---7 1/2 lbs
- Purpose and Type: Primary production, Egg Laying & Pet/Secondary meat source
- Egg Shell Color: Brown
- Egg Production: 180-260 eggs per year. (estimates only, see FAQ)
- Egg Size: Medium
- Temperament: Docile
- Gender Accuracy: 85-90%
- Fertility Percentage: 60-75%
- Broody: Setter
- Mating Ratio: 9 Females to 1 Male
- Roost Height: 2 to 4 feet
- Country of Origin: United States
- APA: Yes, Recognized by the Standard of Perfection
- ALBC: Recovering Status, Considered a sustainable heritage chicken breed.
- Breeder Farm Source: Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm has been investing over 40 years of developing our bloodline or strain of Columbian Wyandotte.
Thanks Review by Chris
Wife very happy with the Chicks. (Posted on 8/27/2018)
Thanks Review by Spiderbunny in PR
Everything went perfectly. We ordered 28 chicks from different varieties & got 35 total. Shipped on May 26 & got here on the 28th. I was so worried the post office would mess things up. They never called me but thanks to Cackle's system, I got the tracking # & monitored the shipment. They all arrived perfectly fine chirping like crazy & moving around. I followed their instructions & all were doing great til Saturday when 1 of the porcelain duccles died overnight. For such a long journey I am extremely & pleasantly surprised. We ordered 3 females of these Columbian Wyandottes & got 1 extra.Very pleased with the way the company works. Thank you so much.Highly recommend. (Posted on 4/8/2018)
Sweet girls Review by KDinSTL
I purchased 9 chicks, 2 are Columbian Wyandottes. I have now raised 8 different breeds and thes one is the sweetest, calmest one quite content when held. (Posted on 5/25/2017)
Excellent Breed! Review by Juan Enrique
Two months ago i ordered 5 Columbian Wyandottes and a im very satisfied with this breeds. They arrived well and Cackle put an extra chick to avoid problems with loses. I din't lose anyone and they are doing well. If you want to raise some chicks, this is the place to order. Customer service is excellent. (Posted on 3/31/2017)
Excellent Review by Juan
Cackle Hatchery: Teh best hatchery!!! Great customer service! My chicks arrive on perfect shape and are doing great. I will buy again!! I repeat, this is a reliable thing here. (Posted on 2/18/2017)
Dear Cackle Hatchery Review by Linn County 4-H
On behalf of the Linn County 4-H programs, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support toward the 4-H youth in Linn County. The Linn County 4-H program is utterly grateful towards all of our volunteers and donors. Your generous donation has helped the committee members purchase trophies, medals and awards for the Linn County exhibitors at the 2016 Linn County Fair. With these donations you aren't just rewarding exhibitors accomplishments at the Linn County Fair; but you are also reinsuring exhibitors life skills in 4-H by being a role model of leadership for the youth. The Linn County 4-H program thanks you for your donations. We couldn't have done it without you. (Posted on 8/15/2016)
Cackle Hatchery is the best Review by Mark
We ordered 10 Columbian pullets and 2 Columbian cockerels and Cackle Hatchery sent very healthy active chicks and even sent 2 free Columbian pullets. We are super pleased and our cockerels had little orange marks on their heads to show what were males.Cackle Hatchery is the very best out there! (Posted on 5/20/2016)
Arrival of Chicks Review by Toby New York June 2009
Our baby chicks arrived June 5th early morning. They are all healthy and eating and drinking. They have healthy appetites. Thank you. (Posted on 1/9/2016)
Regarding my recent order Review by LeAnna Indiana August 2009
I received my order today and I just wanted to say what a great customer service I received from the initial phone call when I placed the order and the helpful lady who talked to me about my order all the way to receiving them today. They all arrived in great shape and looked lively. Once again, great customer service! I will absolutely order from you again. and will recommend you to all my friends. Thanks a lot! (Posted on 12/18/2015)
Thanks! Review by John, Texas July 2010
Our chicks made it yesterday. They all like and act in great shape after a short drink they went right to eating and running around. (Posted on 11/20/2015)
Customer Comments Review by Dan, Kansas May 2011
Received our shipment of Wyandotts and Rhode Island Reds a day early and in perfect condition!! Thanks to all the staff involved with our order. Carolyn was most helpful checking the order to verify shipment ( chicks received 4 hrs later). Looking forward to doing business again! (Posted on 11/4/2015)