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Barred Rock or Not

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I purchased Plymouth Barred Rock chicks 8 month ago and this one hen, though greatly resembles them, does not look like the rest. She has a lot of green in her stripes. Her tail is more straight up toward the sky, and her comb looks different. Can you tell me what she is? Or is she a Barred Rock? Thank you. All comments welcomed.

 

 

 

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They are all barred rocks of what seems to be a hatchery quality except for maybe the rooster.

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I really want aWhite  Sebastopol that is young and nearby! Our male died two days after we bought him. I would really want a female though because the Sebbie was to be a companion for my duck, and now we think it's a drake. 

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Originally Posted by PoultryQueen101 View Post

They are all barred rocks of what seems to be a hatchery quality except for maybe the rooster.


Agreed; hatchery quality Barred Rocks.

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I agree when purchasing from a hatchery you can get a wide range of quality and "looks" in the same batch of birds. 

 

However, some of your hens look to have white legs? If that's true, they're probably cuckoo Marans, not Plymouth Rocks. If they're laying, do some lay a darker brown egg? hatchery cuckoos don't necessarily lay the nice chocolate egg, but mine are noticeably darker than a Rock's eggs. That may explain some of the differences you're seeing. 

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donrae's post makes a lot of sense 

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Where did you get them from, are they all laying?

 

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Breeding Large Fowl Single and Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds to APA Standard


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I agree when purchasing from a hatchery you can get a wide range of quality and "looks" in the same batch of birds. 

 

However, some of your hens look to have white legs? If that's true, they're probably cuckoo Marans, not Plymouth Rocks. If they're laying, do some lay a darker brown egg? hatchery cuckoos don't necessarily lay the nice chocolate egg, but mine are noticeably darker than a Rock's eggs. That may explain some of the differences you're seeing. 


That may well be. I couldn't tell looking at the photos whether the legs were really whitish or just a pale yellow. The lighting seems very poor to me in the photos. I would like to see some pics in good sunlight.


Edited by Michael OShay - 2/9/16 at 9:16am
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Yes, they are all laying very well. I ordered them from efowl.com.

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OKay, I will work on that.

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