Barred Rock Lovers!!! update pic page 3

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by nccatnip, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. nccatnip

    nccatnip Songster

    Aug 5, 2007
    Piedmont area NC
    In my shipment of BO's from Ideal today, they added 2 barred Rock pullets. Not what I expected and am not familiar with the breed. They don't quite fit in with my flock plans but still would like to know more about them.
    Please tell me what you know and what you think of them.
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2007
  2. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    They are the sweetest, cubbiest chickens I have. Probably smaller than BOs though. Are you sure they're pullets and not roo packing peanuts?
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Mine are fat and fluffy not as friendly as the some of my pullets but at times they let me hold them. They are large heavy birds who should start laying eggs any day now. My barred rock cockeral, Buster, is one of my very favorites. He is fat and big with large red comb and wattles. He looks very distinguished at his young age. I am hoping as he fills out and matures his barring will improve.
  4. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    I wouldn't say I was a lover, but I do have 3 barred rock pullets and 1 rooster. [​IMG]

    They are quite sociable! Mine are great layers, I usually get an egg a day from the ones that have started laying. The rooster is always following me around, even though he doesn't like to be picked up (I think he just thinks he's going to get some food eventually). They're smart cookies! [​IMG] I think they're quite pretty too.
  5. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Songster

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    I have 4 BR, 15 weeks old, and they are 2nd in line (behind cochins) for being the friendliest.
    Very good disposition.
    I go in run, sit down a while and the roo will stand right in front of me and just watch.
    They know I usually have a treat so they seem a little disappointed when i don't immediately throw something on the ground.
    I got them for DH; he said he really liked them, they were pretty.
    I have 11 different breeds, BR's are 1 of only 4 standards.
    In the end, you'll really love them.
  6. ZuniBee

    ZuniBee Songster

    May 8, 2007
    Zuni, Virginia
    Mine are fat, fluffy, curious, friendly and wonderful hens. They lay an egg almost every day and have done so since they were 19 weeks old. Their eggs are a darker brown than my RIR eggs. They are really a beautiful bird. Also, if you cross them with an RIR roo you get sex link chicks. Here is the only picture I can find......


    Edited because I couldn't get the picture to work.....
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2007
  7. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    I have two BRs, Bertha and LaFawnduh. They are pretty crazy, actually! They've always been the boldest of the bunch and will practially climb up your leg if you're holding any type of food. They leg one egg each a day, for the most part, and they are very entertaining. I actually gave them to my Dad because he loved them so much!
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    I am a huge Barred Rock fan! My main flock rooster is a sweetheart Barred Rock and I have four Barred Rock hens, plus I'm incubating a few more. Eventually, as I lose my oldest girls, they will be replaced with Barred Rocks and more Buff Orpingtons for my main layers. LOVE my Barred Rocks for personality, friendliness, curiosity and egglaying consistency.
  9. zeldadog

    zeldadog In the Brooder

    Sep 13, 2007
    I currently have a trio that are br and dominecker mix the guy I bought them from let them run loose so they are not very tame. I have one roo and two hens.
  10. greyfields

    greyfields Crowing

    Mar 15, 2007
    Washington State
    BR's have a good temperment and are good layers for a purebreed. They're probably one of the only purebreeds you'll see for egg production on a large scale, outside of Leghorns.

    Don't take them to a show, though! You'll find out very quickly that "barred" rocks aren't actually barred, but are cuckoo and it's really emberassing to learn that when you're showing the bird.

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