The spotted ‘dottes project
However for all the wonderful colours and patterns Wyandottes come in that there was something missing; I could never get rid of the image of a wonderful Silver Spangled Hamburg I had seen winning the championship at the South of England Show at the first chicken show I ever went to as a small child. From then on I have wanted silver spangles but as Wyandottes not Hamburgs. To me silver spangled is the best chicken colour ever. When they weren’t available I decided to breed my own. It’s just a dream, hopefully getting closer to a reality.
It hasn’t been easy but occasionally I get birds which have spangles and look a bit like Wyandottes though few have been as well spangled as existing spangled breeds and type usually leaves more than a bit to be desired.
Clive Carefoot was helpful and encouraging in the early stages. He shared his knowledge freely and made poultry breeding more interesting. His guidance and papers have helped me know what to look for in making spangled Wyandottes.
This year there are a few more chicks here of the right pattern.