AUCTION: 12+ Exhibition-Heritage Barred Rock hatching eggs
Will Ship To: Anywhere
Auction will end Sunday, April 15 at 9PM Central Standard time. Bidding begins at $50.
12+ hatching eggs from my Heritage Barred Rocks. These will be shipped out Monday, April 16. I accept Paypal. If you prefer to pay with a money order, shipment will be delayed until payment is received. Shipping is $15.
I can trace the lines of my Barred Rocks back to around 1900. No new blood has been added to them, I have been told. One of the greatest breeders of Barred Rocks in history is Edward B. Thompson (1862 - 1928) of Amenia, New York. He made his first purchase of Barred Rocks in 1879, while still but a schoolboy. He won at Madison Square Garden Shows for 26 years straight. Can you imagine?!
My Barred Rocks have very yellow legs, not pale or whitish. I have been told this is a difficult trait to breed into your stock, once you lose it. E. B. Thompson bred for, "survival of the fittest," he wrote. I believe it is still in their blood. I have been amazed at these birds. I have found they eat very little feed, but prefer to forage. Honestly, they are great foragers! This strain is called, "Imperial Ringlets," coined after the ringlet like necklace of barring they presented with. I just love these birds, and I think you would, too.
(These pictures are last years. I need to get some new ones.) I got a new computer, and my pictures are all on the old one.
My stock came from Jeremy Woeppel. Here is one of his pictures:
I have done alot of research on this strain, and read lots of history. If you are interested, I can relay some of that. A work in progress, here is a little bit of history on E. B. Thompson: http://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=31282-history
Here is a thread about this strain of Barred Rocks, as well ....
Edited by kathyinmo - 4/11/12 at 9:11pm