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Wybar - Chicken
UsesEggs, table bird, exhibition
OriginHadleigh, Essex, England
ClassHeavy, soft feather, auto-sexing breed
ColourSilver, gold. Both colours can be found in the bantam form.
Weight, cock4.1 kg
Weight, hen3.2 kg
ParentageWyandotte, Barred Plymouth Rock
Sitter?A reliable broody.
Rare poultry Society
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.