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.
Approx. 250+ Large Brown Eggs/Year | Mature WT: Male 8# & Female 6#
Available February – October
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(Minimum 15 Total Chicks)
(Minimum 3 Each Sex)
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|Comb Type:||Single Comb|
|Production:||Very Good, 250+ Eggs|
|Bird Size:||Heavy 6 – 8 lbs|
|Hardiness:||Very Cold Tolerant|