Barred Plymouth Rock Chicken Breed Information:

Recognized by the American Standard of Perfection as a distinct pure chicken breed in 1874 and known by the kind of chickens that "Grandma" use to raise.  This is one of the color varieties of the Plymouth Rock Chicken family and an excellent winter/summer brown egg layer.  The Barred Standard Plymouth Rock Chicken is a great back yard poultry for production and very kid friendly chicken.  Most people call these” Barred Rocks” which is a short name for the Barred Plymouth Rock Chicken.  Some people confuse the Barred Rock chicken with the Dominique chicken breed. The Dominique chicken has a rose comb and a slight v pattern in the barring of the feathers. The Barred Rock as a single comb (straight comb) and has more of a straight pattern in the barred feathers. Both make for good chickens in the winter and good pet chickens.

Chicken Facts:

  • Weights -   Hen-----7 1/2 lbs       
  •                   Pullet---6 lbs            
  • Purpose - Dual Purpose: egg laying and meat production
  • Egg Shell Color - Brown
  • Egg Production - Very Good: 200 - 280 eggs per year   (*estimates only)
  • 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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