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Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by smith2, Jan 25, 2009.
Where can you get the best egg laying Barred Rocks?
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.
Speckled Hen's Barred Rock's are THE BEST!!!!
Quote:From Speckledhens House......
Of course I may be a bit prejudious in that opinion
I have a few Ideal Hatchery one's and they are excellent egg layers as well as good dispositions.
Most Barred rock breeding stock come from the same hatchery because most if not all hatcherys want the wing sexed gene.
Quote:what is a wing sexed gene?
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.
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.
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!