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Plymouth Rock

Average User Rating:
4.44538/5,
  • Breed Purpose:
    Dual Purpose
    Comb:
    Single
    Broodiness:
    Seldom
    Climate Tolerance:
    All Climates
    Egg Productivity:
    High
    Egg Size:
    Large
    Egg Color:
    Light Brown
    Breed Temperament:
    Friendly,Easily handled,Bears confinement well,Docile
    Breed Colors/Varieties:
    White, Partridge, Buff, Barred, Blue, Columbian, Silver Penciled, Black. RED
    Breed Size:
    Large Fowl
    APA/ABA Class:
    American
    The Plymouth Rock originated in New England in the 19th Century and was first recognized as a breed in the year 1869. They created the first Rock (Barred) by using breeds such as Dominique, Dorkings Cochins, etc. After that other colors and forms of the Plymouth Rock were created. It has been a great bird due to hardiness, egg laying, broodiness, and meat production. The first production meat chicken happened to be the Barred Rock. But now The White Rock is typically the female used to create Cornish X meat chickens.
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  • Chicken Breed Info:
    Breed Purpose:
    Dual Purpose
    Comb: Single
    Broodiness: Seldom
    Climate Tolerance: All Climates

    General Egg Info:
    Egg Productivity:
    High
    Egg Size: Large
    Egg Color: Light Brown

    Breed Temperament:
    Friendly,Easily handled,Bears confinement well,Docile,Curious

    Breed Colors / Varieties:
    White, Partridge, Buff, Barred, Blue, Columbian, Silver Penciled, Black.
    Breed Details:
    I have found that this breed is friendlier than other breeds, mine always come running and they imprinted as chicks. My partridge Rock will even let me pick her up; very docile. More active then breeds such as Leghorns, EE, and RIR. They are a hardy breed that can withstand quite a bit. I have also noticed that they also grow bigger, faster than most breeds do. Also great layers of large brown eggs and will sometimes become broody and be great mothers.

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Recent User Reviews

  1. jolenejellybean
    5/5,
    "Nice birds make it easy"
    Pros - Tame, reliable, good pets
    Cons - Less productive than some
    I have several partridge rock hens and the only ones I lost were my fault. They lay nice eggs, but not a ton of them. The cockerels I butchered were pretty decent for a heritage breed. I recommend these nice birds for a headache free experience.
    Overall:
    5
  2. 2eggsfried
    3/5,
    "Funny Chickens"
    Pros - Good layers
    Cons - Noise Chicken
    This is only my second group of chicken, my first being Sex-link (brown & black). I find the Plymouth Rocks to be big talkers: talk, talk, talk, all the time. Can be a bit noise. They lay well, I have four hens and average three eggs daily, so far. I just got them in December last year. I'll have to see how they do in the winter. But considering how hot it gets here in North Texas, 3-4 eggs daily during the heat, was unexpected. I do find them to be somewhat picky eaters. My last chickens was eat up, whatever you gave them without a complaint. These girls, will walk way from anything, they don't like, sometimes without even trying it and don't even think about changing they're food :-(. They seem to prefer to look around for something better, usually my potted plants :-0. Anyway, as long as your closest neighbor doesn't have a problem with the noise or you. Then they are fine. Although, I do plan on going back to the sex-linked once I add to my flock. Probably have to separate them, because these girls are very bossy to each other. Can't imagine them taking in new members very well.
    Overall:
    3
    Purchase Date:
    2015-12-16
  3. MrsPbio
    4/5,
    "A fun breed!"
    Pros - Smart, talkative, very curious, incredibly soft and fluffy ! Good layer, cold tolerant
    Cons - strong confident personalities, watch for bullying.
    I'm in Central Florida, btw.....

    I have 3 PR hens, and until this week, all have been incredibly awesome. They are friendly- we've handled them since chicks- they'll come running and will jump into my lap when they see a treat bag. They are definitely characters! Very talkative, very observant, responsive. Two of them love to be petted, and will settle right down in your lap and take a nap. The third wants nothing to do with being caught, and will squawk and flap like the world is ending.

    They are trainable ;mine will come when I call, and will walk-single file!- nicely back into their coop when yard-time is done. Mine even know their names. One will jump up high to get a single mealworm from my fingers. Another has figured out that yellow bag has the rest of the mealworms, and will try to get into it. (Why jump for ONE, when she can eat the rest! Smarty!!!) The third just walks around the bag, wondering what the rest are doing. LOL!

    However, they do follow a definite pecking order, and if someone gets out of line, the dominant will let them know...painfully so.

    They lay nice big light brown eggs reliably, until they molt. Then they stop for a while. They seem quite cold-hardy as well, not even blinking an eye when it dipped below freezing for several nights in a row. They don't care much for the hot summers, but I keep nice shady areas for them, fresh water always, and nice cool sand for them to dig down into.

    Their feathers are incredibly soft and fluffy, a joy to stroke and pet. And we love to laugh at the fluffy butts.

    I would recommend them highly for a flock. Get them young and handle them frequently. I've heard they can live for a long time as a pet. (My vet has a few, and they are her favorite!) Nothing as pretty as a flock of speckled Plymouth Rocks, in my opinion.
    Overall:
    4.5

User Comments

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  1. lifein1840
    I like the barred Rock as a general farm flock bird, but I have had some pretty bossy, slightly aggressive hens of this breed.
  2. 2eggsfried
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  3. 2eggsfried
    To the right of the type chicken you want to review, is written write a review. once you've chosen that. It goes to form and just submit at the end. hope this helps
  4. HappyClucker7
    Ok so, this has nothing to do with your review, but how do you make a review? I keep trying to figure it out but I just can't make sense of it.
  5. HappyClucker7
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  6. minichicks05
    yes thats why I got them they are very very hardy they were alive in -10!!
  7. minichicks05
    yes thats why I got them they are very very hardy they were alive in -10!!
  8. dolldee13
    My Holly has such a sweet personality and so clean with her coop. she loves to be with me and talks to me. She does whatever I tell her to do and loves being hugged and cuddled.
  9. dolldee13
    My Holly has such a sweet personality and so clean with her coop. she loves to be with me and talks to me. She does whatever I tell her to do and loves being hugged and cuddled.
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