Barred Plymouth Rock

$2.75$4.50

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. 250+ Large Brown Eggs/Year | Mature WT: Male 8# & Female 6#

Available All Year

Orders ship USPS Priority Mail on day of hatch!

(Minimum 15 Total Chicks)

(Minimum 5 Each Sex)

Amount Female St Run Male
5+ $4.50 $3.85 $2.75
10+ $4.35 $3.70 $2.50
15+ $3.85 $3.25 $2.25
25+ $3.70 $2.85 $1.95
50+ $3.55 $2.75 $1.90
75+ $3.40 $2.70 $1.85
100+ $3.25 $2.65 $1.80

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FREE Shipping on 25+ Total Poultry

Additional small order fee ($15.00) for orders of 15-24 poultry.

Orders of 15-24 total Chicks will have extra Male Chicks sent for warmth and safety during shipping – September – January.

If you do NOT want Male Chicks sent you must purchase a Heat Pack or extra Straw Pad for us to Guarantee Live Arrival.

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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 Rocks 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.
The 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. 250+ Large Brown Eggs/Year | Mature WT: Male 8# & Female 6#

Available All Year

Orders ship USPS Priority Mail on day of hatch!

(Minimum 15 Total Chicks)

(Minimum 5 Each Sex)

CHARACTERSTICS
Class: American
Origin: United States
Comb Type: Single Comb
Egg Color: Brown
Egg Size: Large
Production: Very Good, 250+ Eggs
Matures: Somewhat Early
Bird Size: Heavy 6 – 8 lbs
Broody: Infrequently
Hardiness: Very Cold Tolerant
Personality: Docile

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FREE Shipping on 25+ Total Poultry

Additional small order fee ($15.00) for orders of 15-24 poultry.

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Additional information

Weight .12 oz
Sex

Male, Straight Run, Female

Desired Hatch Date

OCTOBER 2, 2019, OCTOBER 9, 2019, OCTOBER 16, 2019, OCTOBER 23, 2019, OCTOBER 30, 2019, NOVEMBER 6, 20190, NOVEMBER 13, 2019, NOVEMBER 20, 2019, NOVEMBER 25, 2019, DECEMBER 4, 2019, DECEMBER 11, 2019, DECEMBER 18, 2019