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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by sumi, May 21, 2015.
I am in my first year with my flock. We decided on 2 each of Barred rocks, New Hampshire red, Rhode Island red, and sex links. Out of all of them, my Rocks are the first and last to greet us (Bucky is the first, Izzy is the last), the first to explore new areas and treats, and both demand to be held. No others are that interested in being held, unless it's way past their bedtimes (we had an incident, and everyone acted like over-tired 2 year olds.) Don't tell the other girls, but they are my favorites.
My three are You and Ostrich and the roo And
Since when BP cockerels wear blue T shirts?!
Just out of curiosity, as this was labeled a Plymouth Rock thread but seems to have attracted numerous Barred Rock enthusiasts, what is the difference between a Barred Rock and Plymouth Rock? Is the barring on a Plymouth "closer together" or smaller than the barring found in Barred Rocks? Is there a significant weight difference found between the two breeds?
I had what I assume was a Plymouth Rock hen for a handful of years. She was one of my first "city hens."
Plymouth Rock is the breed, Barred is a color within the breed (they come in many colors) ... Barred is probably the most popular color for Plymouth Rocks in backyard flocks so people commonly just call them Barred Rocks for short instead of Barred Plymouth Rocks. Same shorthand is often used with the other colors, Partridge Rock = Partridge Plymouth Rock, Buff Rock = Buff Plymouth Rock etc etc you just don't see/hear about them as often.
Sounds like you are putting together a nice flock, nice assortment of breeds! Sorry about the loss of the BO chick.
Very nice pictures, pretty flock of hens!
Funny picture! Looks like they started training you early!