I realize I am probably opening a can of worms here! However, I am curious what my fellow chicken lovers think. 4 years ago I got my very first chickens, and I knew I wanted Rhode Island reds based on my research. Of course, when I went to Feldmans I just HAD to get two Plymouth Rocks as well because they were so darn cute! So my first flock was 4 chickens: 2 reds and 2 rocks My husband and I have noticed that the rocks appear to be a much heartier breed. They had no feet or crop issues, and when the Reds stopp d laying (after abouth 2 years) the rocks kept going strong. In fact I only have one chicken left from my original flock, you guessed it, she's a rock and she's still laying! So what are your thoughts? Fluke and I got lucky with the rock selection and unlucky with the reds? Or are the rocks a heartier breed?