Plymouth Rock

Average User Rating:
  • Breed Purpose:
    Dual Purpose
    Climate Tolerance:
    All Climates
    Egg Productivity:
    Egg Size:
    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:
    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:
    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.







Recent User Reviews

  1. LittleWillowFarm
    "All around great Chicken!"
    Pros - Friendly Towards Humans
    Great Egg Layers
    Very Cold Hardy
    Good Pet Chicken
    Cons - Nothing I can think of!
    I love having this chicken breed in my flock! They give lots of YUMMY eggs and also are so friendly! When the neighborhood kids come and see them, they are always there to see them. I just love these chickies!
  2. blackandtan
    Pros - Good layer, great rooster
    Cons - Only lays about two years
    overall I like them, my second batch was mixed sex so when the poults started to lay at around 18 weeks, we kept the nicest rooster and the rest were for the freezer - butchered and deboned each one gave 2.5 lbs of meat, which was a pretty fair return. The hens have all died at 2-3 years, but Roo is going strong!
  3. allisonb20
    "Queen of my flock"
    Pros - Constient layer nice medium brown egg
    Good free rangeing/loves foraging
    Cons - Last to go to roost.
    Love my barred rock hen. She is the leader of my flock. A little stubborn if I don't let her free range for long enough. She was friendly at first because the previous owner worked with her. Unfortunately, that vanished about 6 months of living with me as I did not handle her regularly.
    Great egg layer 4 to 5 eggs a week.
    Purchase Price:

User Comments

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  1. featherhead007
    my "Roxie" is the best chicken in the world. was love at first sight from her egg hatch until she started laying her own eggs! always by my side.
  2. rdfields68
    Love my Barred Rocks. They are generally the pretty quiet ones but I love to hear them talk while foraging around. So sweet! My cockerel is a good boy too! Eats out of my hand and looks after all his girls. ❤️
    Can anyone tell me if they've ordered from Cackle Hatchery, especially any Rhode Island Reds or Golden Comets, Buff Orpingtons, White Rocks, Barred Rocks, Wyandottes, or Easter Eggers? I got a batch of Black Australorps from Chickens from Backyards (which has great service) that are extremely skidish and unfriendly. Also, if I get any new breeds again, I want to try to make sure that are somewhat friendly, fairly docile and/or at least will fit well in a mixed flock without much aggression (allowing for a normal pecking order of course) and be easy to handle.
  4. 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.
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  5. 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
  6. 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.
  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.
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  10. penny1960
    I have 5 bards 9 Light Brahmas, I would trade all the brahmas for 9 bards any day

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