Barred Rock or Not

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Eggwell, Feb 8, 2016.

  1. Eggwell

    Eggwell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I purchased Plymouth Barred Rock chicks 8 month ago and this one hen, though greatly resembles them, does not look like the rest. She has a lot of green in her stripes. Her tail is more straight up toward the sky, and her comb looks different. Can you tell me what she is? Or is she a Barred Rock? Thank you. All comments welcomed. [​IMG]

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  2. PoultryQueen101

    PoultryQueen101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are all barred rocks of what seems to be a hatchery quality except for maybe the rooster.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Agreed; hatchery quality Barred Rocks.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I agree when purchasing from a hatchery you can get a wide range of quality and "looks" in the same batch of birds.

    However, some of your hens look to have white legs? If that's true, they're probably cuckoo Marans, not Plymouth Rocks. If they're laying, do some lay a darker brown egg? hatchery cuckoos don't necessarily lay the nice chocolate egg, but mine are noticeably darker than a Rock's eggs. That may explain some of the differences you're seeing.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    donrae's post makes a lot of sense
     
  6. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Where did you get them from, are they all laying?
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    That may well be. I couldn't tell looking at the photos whether the legs were really whitish or just a pale yellow. The lighting seems very poor to me in the photos. I would like to see some pics in good sunlight.
     
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  8. Eggwell

    Eggwell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, they are all laying very well. I ordered them from efowl.com.
     
  9. Eggwell

    Eggwell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OKay, I will work on that.
     

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