Anyone have White Rocks?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Billy Clyde, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. Billy Clyde

    Billy Clyde New Egg

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    I was talking on the phone with our chicken breeder a few days ago about getting a few hens to replace some of our older hens and he mentioned that he had some White Rock pullets. As we have no white chickens, the idea sounded appealing. Some research showed that the White Rock is part of the Plymouth Rock family and has the same basic body, size, temperament, and laying characteristics as Barred Rock, which we have plenty of and really like.

    Does anyone have experience with White Rocks? Our breeder said that White Rocks have a leaning toward becoming broody, but our experience has shown that all hens may become broody once in a while. I would appreciate any input you may have about the White Rock breed.

    Thanks,

    Billy Clyde
     
  2. BrahmaMama

    BrahmaMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2008
    South Dakota
    I have 10 white rock pullets. They won't be a year old until July, so I have not noticed any broodiness, but they did start laying last month. They are wonderful chickens, in my opinion. Very friendly, and they get along with everyone.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    but our experience has shown that all hens may become broody once in a while

    These days, most of the broodiness has been bred out of hens in favor of egg production. I have 22 layers and in two years, only one has ever gone broody and raised chicks. I have RIRs, Buff Orpingtons, Silver Laced Wynadottes, Ameraucanas, Blue Orpingtons, Speckled Sussex, Barred Plymouth Rocks and a few crosses.​
     
  4. gmc

    gmc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A third of my flock is White Rock. Some of the best natured roosters that you'll ever see with good egg production from hens. A good standard breed. Like anything else, all depends on what you like and what your looking for.

    gmc
     
  5. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    OMG!! I bet they are beautiful!! I can't imagine what they would look like! Someone PLEASE post a picture!!![​IMG]
     
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  6. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love my White Rocks as well. The girls are great layers and the boys are BIG. The roosters are protective of the girls, but arent agressive towards me.
     

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