Best BR's Where?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by smith2, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. smith2

    smith2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 5, 2008
    Paris, TN
    Where can you get the best egg laying Barred Rocks?
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    For just egglaying ability, common hatchery BRs are good. I doubt one hatchery is better than another in that regard.

    For meeeting the standard in body type and coloring, you'll want breeder types.
  3. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    Speckled Hen's Barred Rock's are THE BEST!!!!
  4. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Quote:From Speckledhens House...... [​IMG]

    Of course I may be a bit prejudious in that opinion [​IMG]
  5. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Conway SC
    I have a few Ideal Hatchery one's and they are excellent egg layers as well as good dispositions.
  6. ghulst

    ghulst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2008
    Zeeland Michigan
    Most Barred rock breeding stock come from the same hatchery because most if not all hatcherys want the wing sexed gene.
  7. andehens

    andehens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 25, 2008
    Scenic Sierra Nevadas
    Quote:what is a wing sexed gene?
  8. lowcountrypoultry

    lowcountrypoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think a wing-sexed gene is a bird that when is hatched can be sexed by the colors that lay on the wing area.
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Usually, BRs can be sexed by color at hatch. I dont even know that they can be wing sexed. Never needed to. Color sexing by head spot, down and legs works almost 90% of the time.
  10. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    Idk....I'm kind of proud of my Barred Rocks....LOL

    I've only got 4 left but am excited to see how they'll lay!

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