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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. Lauren Kim
    "So Sweet!"
    Pros - Decent Eggs and Meat
    Friendly, Docile
    Calm, Quiet
    Cons - Can be Lazy
    I've been researching on this breed, and it is possibly the friendliest. They are so sweet and great for kids. I love the beauty of their feathers. Their feathers are heavy but extremely soft. They also lay great brown eggs. BPRs can lay up to 280 eggs per year. They are fine with humans and other chickens- they won't bully them or boss them around, nor BE bullied or bossed around. Since they are quite big, you probably won't lose them at their largest. They weigh about 6.5 lbs(average), so they're not that bad for meat, either. These chickens start laying at about 18 weeks.
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  2. mjett5578
    Pros - Very sweet, great layer
    Cons - wouldn't get them again, but nothing wrong with them at all
    When mine were teenagers, they would all sleep on my lap every night, but they soon died off from predators. Even though they were amazing, I wouldn't get them again because I want to experience more breeds.
  3. jolenejellybean
    "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.

User Comments

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    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.
  2. 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.
  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. minichicks05
    yes thats why I got them they are very very hardy they were alive in -10!!
  6. 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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  8. penny1960
    I have 5 bards 9 Light Brahmas, I would trade all the brahmas for 9 bards any day
  9. dseagle64
    we have a 4 year old that lays 2 times a week. She is too fat...LOL
  10. HnkyDnkyZZFarm
    They are outgoing. Even the girls. Of our bunch they are the first in line every time, BUT they are also the most friendly. They will take the food right out of your pocket and flap you in the face to boot, but then stand in your lap five minutes later. They are not shy in any way shape or form. I don't think of it as meanness so much as strong leadership skills. They hang well with ducks because they don't let the ducks push them around. It takes a special kind of poultry to keep a summer kind of attitude all winter long. They are hardy. Being hardy kind of necessitates a bit of tenacity of will. It's their ability to survive asserting itself.

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