My son was given a chick as a rescue, because we have parrots and the person thought that we would be the chicks best placement anyway. We were told she was a "Barred Rock" I posted her picture when she had her first egg and then again on the Barred Rock thread. Several times I have been told that she is a Maran instead, OK I personaly didn't care until I thought about "Breed " specific disease or tendencies. ..i.e Macaws with PDD, Cockatoos with beak and feather problems etc. Certen(sp) breeds of dogs have disease tendencies, so do chickens? Just curious. Thank you in advance.