Wyandotte Breeders of America

Promoting the Breeding and Exhibition of Wyandottes

                     

 

 

  A.P.A STANDARD OF

 

PERFECTION

 

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  There are nine colors recognized by the A.P.A (American Poultry

Association) which are golden laced, silver laced, white, black, blue,

buff, Columbian, partridge and silver penciled. In bantams there is

also buff Columbian. There are several other colors/varieties that are

not recognized by the A.P.A but have become familiar to show goers. The blue laced red

variety is perhaps the most commonly recognizable variety not yet admitted into the

A.P.A

 


    

 

STANDARD WEIGHTS LARGE FOWL WYANDOTTES

        Cock…………....8 ½ lbs.      Hen……..6 ½ lbs.

         Cockerel……….7 ½ lbs.      Pullet…….5 ½ lbs.

 

STANDARD WEIGHTS WYANDOTTE BANTAMS

        Cock…………....30 oz.      Hen……..26 oz.

         Cockerel……….26 oz.      Pullet…….24 oz.

 

A.P.A Standard is the same for both Standard & Bantams 

 

SHAPE – MALE

COMB: Rose; low, firm on head; top, free from hollow center, oval   surface covered with small rounded points; tapering to a well defined point at rear; the entire comb curving to conform to the shape of the skull.

BEAK: Short, well curved.

FACE:  Smooth, free from small feathers; skin fine and soft in    texture.

EYES:  Full round, prominent.

WATTLES:  Moderately long, nicely rounded at lower edges, uniform, fine in texture, free from folds or wrinkles.

EAR LOBES: Oblong, well defined, hanging about one third the lengths of wattles, smooth.

HEAD: Short, round, crown broad.

NECK: Short, well arched,

Hackle- abundant, flowing well over shoulders.

BACK: Medium in length, broad its entire length, flat at shoulders.     

Saddle-broad, full, rising with concave sweep to tail; saddle feathers abundant.

TAIL: Short, well spread at base, carried at an angle of forty degrees above horizontal.

Main Tail- Broad and overlapping.

Sickles- moderately long, curving gracefully and closely over tail.

Coverts- broad, abundant, filling out well in front, hiding the stiff feathers.

WINGS: Medium in size, well folded; carried not too closely to body, and without drooping; sides, well rounded.

Primaries and Secondaries- broad and overlapping in natural order when wing is folded.

BREAST: Broad, deep, round.

BODY AND FLUFF: Body- medium in length. Deep, round

Fluff- Medium in length, moderately full; smooth, no so abundant as to hide profile of lower portion of lower thighs.

 

LEGS AND TOES: Legs set well apart and straight when viewed from front.

Lower Thighs- Medium length, stout. Showing outlines when viewed sideways well covered with smooth feathers.

Shanks- Medium length, stout, well rounded smooth.

Toes- Four on each foot, straight, well spread.

 

 

SHAPE – FEMALE

COMB: Rose; similar to that of the male, but much smaller.

BEAK: Short, well curved.

FACE:  Smooth, free from small feathers.

EYES:  Full round, prominent.

WATTLES:  Fine in texture, well rounded.

EAR LOBES: Oblong in shape, well defined.

HEAD: Short, round, crown broad.

NECK: Short, well arched, neck feathers, abundant.

BACK: Medium in length, broad its entire length, flat at shoulders; rising in a concave sweep to a   broad, slightly rounded cushion, which extends well onto main tail; plumage abundant     

Saddle-broad, full, rising with concave sweep to tail; saddle feathers abundant.

TAIL: Short, well spread at base, carried at an angle of thirty degrees above horizontal.

Main Tail- Broad and overlapping.

Coverts- Broad, abundant.

WINGS: Medium in size, well folded; carried not too closely to body, and without drooping; sides, well rounded.

Primaries and Secondaries- broad and overlapping in natural order when wing is folded.

BREAST: Broad, deep, round.

BODY AND FLUFF: Body- medium in length. Deep, round.

Fluff- Medium in length, moderately full, smooth, no so abundant as to hide profile of lower portion of lower thighs.

LEGS AND TOES: Legs set well apart and straight when viewed from front.

Lower Thighs- Medium length, stout. Showing outlines when viewed sideways well covered with smooth feathers.

Shanks- Medium length, stout, well rounded smooth.

Toes- Four on each foot, straight, well spread. 

                                                Combs

 

Bellow is only a few examples of faults in combs. Other common

 faults include an inverted comb (where the leader appears to be

missing and there is a dimple in its place), hollow areas; split

 (pronged) leaders and more. To most Wyandotte breeders the

comb is one of the most important features on a bird but in

scoring a Wyandotte, the comb only accounts for 5 out of 100

possible points.

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