Wybar - Chicken

Wybar Details

Uses
Eggs, table bird, exhibition
Origin
Hadleigh, Essex, England
Class
Heavy, soft feather, auto-sexing breed
Colour
Silver, gold. Both colours can be found in the bantam form.
Comb
Rose
Eggs
Tinted
Weight, cock
4.1 kg
Weight, hen
3.2 kg
Parentage
Wyandotte, Barred Plymouth Rock
Sitter?
A reliable broody.
Autosexable?
Yes
Breed Club

Rare poultry Society

Breed Ratings
Temperament
Hardiness
Egg Laying
Table Value
Flightiness
Brooding

Wybar Description

The Wybar was created by  Mr A.O Foden. while retired and living in Hadleigh, Essex. The Wybar came into being around 1950 and was developed as a triple purpose breed, for eggs, meat and exhibition. The breed was standardised by the Poultry Club of Great Britain in 1956. The last native breed to be standardised until the Suffolk Chequer in 2013. Wybars are most commonly found in the bantam variety yet still extremely rare. Regarded as a triple purpose breed they can be productive layers with potential value as table birds, They are now primarily bred for exhibition. The rose comb of the Wybar, like the Wyandotte has a leader that closely follows the curve of the neck which is unlike many breeds where the leader is often straight.

 


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