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.
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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