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Barred Plymouth Rock

$3.15$4.65

Barred Plymouth Rock Chickens are an old-time favorite brown egg layer as well as a popular dual purpose breed.  The Plymouth Rock breed is very friendly and does well in cold weather.  Plymouth Rock Chickens have high egg production, a meaty body, a docile personality, and good hardiness, all characteristics that are desired in a great flock.  These lovely birds have black and white barred feathers, with the roosters slightly lighter in color than the hens.

Approx. 240- 280 Lg Brown Eggs/Year | Mature WT: Male 9.5# & Female 7.5#

Available February – September

Orders ship USPS Priority Mail on day of hatch!

Minimums – Not Sexed = 3
Female = 3
Male = 1
Total of 3 birds to ship

Qty Female St Run Male
3+ $4.65 $3.65 $3.15
6+ $4.65 $3.65 $3.15
15+ $4.65 $3.65 $3.15
25+ $4.65 $3.65 $3.15
50+ $4.65 $3.65 $3.15
100+ $4.75 $3.65 $3.30

There is a small order fee ($25.00) charged for orders of only 3-14 poultry.

Description

Barred Plymouth Rock Chickens are one of the most popular brown egg breeds and the barred variety is the most popular variety of Plymouth Rocks.  This variety originated from a cross between a Dominique male and either Black Java or Black Cochin females made at Putnam, Connecticut. Part of the confusion may have been because in the 1870’s, “Black Cochin” and “Black Java” were used simultaneously in show classification.  Barred Plymouth Rock Chickens were first exhibited in 1869, and the variety was admitted to the first American Standard of Excellence published at Buffalo, New York, January 15, 1874.  Barred Rocks, as they are often called, are known as a dual-purpose breed but today are used primarily for the production of large brown eggs.  Adult hens are large enough so that they can be salvaged for meat when their use as laying hens is over.

All of the feathers are barred, black and white, which results in uniformity of color throughout.  Barring is a sex-linked characteristic, which makes the females much darker than the males because they have twice the amount of black per bar.  The body is rather long, broad and deep.  The back is long and broad throughout the entire length with a slight concave sweep to the tail.  The breast is broad, well rounded and moderately deep.  The comb is a medium size, single comb, evenly serrated having five well-defined points that is straight upright.  The beak, feet and legs are yellow.
Barred Plymouth Rock chicks are black with a white spot on top of the head.  The wing tips and abdomen are white, and they have single or serrated combs.  The beak, feet, and legs are yellow with some black. They have clean legs and feet.

Approx. 240- 280 Lg Brown Eggs/Year | Mature WT: Male 9.5# & Female 7.5#

  • Poultry Show Class:  American Class
  • Weights: Hen—–7 1/2 lbs        Rooster——9 1/2 lbs
  • Purpose and Type: Primary Production, Egg Laying & Meat
  • Color of Egg Shell: Brown
  • Egg Production: 240 – 280 eggs per year
  • Egg Size: Large
  • Temperament: Active
  • Gender Accuracy: 85-90%
  • Broody: Setter
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • APA: Yes, Recognized by the American Standard of Perfection
  • ALBC: Recovering Status, Considered a sustainable heritage chicken breed
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Additional information

Weight .12 oz
Sex

Male, Straight Run, Female

Desired Hatch Week

February 6, 2023, February 13, 2023, February 20, 2023, February 27, 2023, March 6, 2023, March 13, 2023, March 20, 2023, March 27, 2023, April 3, 2023, April 10, 2023, April 17, 2023, April 24, 2023, May 1, 2023, May 8, 2023, May 15, 2023, May 22, 2023, May 29, 2023, June 5, 2023, June 12, 2023, June 19, 2023, June 26, 2023, July 3, 2023, July 10, 2023, July 17, 2023, July 24, 2023, July 31, 2023, August 7, 2023, August 14, 2023, August 21, 2023, August 28, 2023, September 6, 2023, September 13, 2023, September 20, 2023, September 27, 2023, October 2, 2023