AUCTION: 12+ Exhibition - Heritage Barred Rock hatching eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Hatching Eggs' started by kathyinmo, Apr 9, 2012.

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  1. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Auction will end Tuesday, April 10 at 9PM Central Standard time. Bidding begins at $50.

    12+ hatching eggs from my Heritage Barred Rocks. These will be shipped out Wednesday, April 11. I accept Paypal. If you prefer to pay with a money order, shipment will be delayed until payment is received. Shipping is $15.

    I can trace the lines of my Barred Rocks back to around 1900. No new blood has been added to them, I have been told. One of the greatest breeders of Barred Rocks in history is Edward B. Thompson (1862 - 1928) of Amenia, New York. He made his first purchase of Barred Rocks in 1879, while still but a schoolboy. He won at Madison Square Garden Shows for 26 years straight. Can you imagine?!

    My Barred Rocks have very yellow legs, not pale or whitish. I have been told this is a difficult trait to breed into your stock, once you lose it. E. B. Thompson bred for, "survival of the fittest," he wrote. I believe it is still in their blood. I have been amazed at these birds. I have found they eat very little feed, but prefer to forage. Honestly, they are great foragers! This strain is called, "Imperial Ringlets," coined after the ringlet like necklace of barring they presented with. I just love these birds, and I think you would, too.

    More pictures at these links:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=31282-my-barred-rocks
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=31282-breeding-info
    (These pictures are last years. I need to get some new ones.) I got a new computer, and my pictures are all on the old one.

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    My stock came from Jeremy Woeppel. Here is one of his pictures:

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    I have done alot of research on this strain, and read lots of history. If you are interested, I can relay some of that. A work in progress, here is a little bit of history on E. B. Thompson: https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=31282-history

    Here is a thread about this strain of Barred Rocks, as well ....
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=399477&p=1

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    Last edited: Apr 10, 2012
  2. Barred Rocker

    Barred Rocker cracked egg

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    King and Queen Co, Va
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  3. IroquoisEgg

    IroquoisEgg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is shipping price or is it included? Okay, I just saw it-sorry
     
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  4. D&S Farms

    D&S Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how well do they lay
     
  5. D&S Farms

    D&S Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Barred Rocker

    Barred Rocker cracked egg

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    Jul 15, 2009
    King and Queen Co, Va
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  7. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Congratulations to Barred Rocker!
     
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