I have 3 free roaming White Rock Hens who are 4 1/2 mths old. They haven't started laying eggs yet. Can anyone tell me what their experience is with White Rock Hens? A friend told me that his neighbor said they weren't good egg layers.
Yes, the White Plymouth Rock is venerable breed. but there are incredibly few true bred, heritage rocks out there. Very hard to find and incredibly wonderful to actually have to some. 99% of the Plymouth Rocks, of most of the popular varieties, Barred, White, etc, are hatchery stock. So, while the breed may be heritage, the vast majority of the birds available from hatcheries will fall quite short of the standard for the breed. Just saying. If you can find some true bred White Plymouth Rocks, do let me know. I'd climb a rock wall, even at my age, to get some.
I thought I read a thread on BYC that had people with true bred rocks. I will see if I can find it tomorrow. I am tired tonight. I was thinking of obtaining and breading true Partridge Rocks.