Is there a White Barred Rock or is it just a White Rock?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jsanders, May 19, 2009.

  1. jsanders

    jsanders Out Of The Brooder

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    I can't find much on the White barred rock and all the chicks are black, hence a Barred Rock. My chicks are light yellow.

    It's funny to compare the personality differences between two types of chick. Red Comets vs White Bared Rock. The comets go around pecking on the floor...all in the same place while the WBRs just hang by the feeder.

    Birds of a feather!
     
  2. mhaines4102

    mhaines4102 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is a white plymouth rock and a barred plymouth rock, but not a white barred rock. Barred is the coloring. Those white rocks are great chickens.
     
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  3. cybercat

    cybercat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is a white rock which is a solid white color. Barred rocks are black and white. There is no such color as a white barred rock.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The breed is Plymouth Rock, which comes in colors and color patterns, like barred, white, blue, partridge, columbian, etc.
     
  5. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    What sort of white is the White Plymouth Rock?
     
  6. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Overrun With Chickens

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    I haven't played with the whites.

    I have blues and blacks (of bbs lines), barreds, partridge, black bleeding red (BR/PR), and hopefully eventually barred blues and blue partridge.

    Barred Rock babies start out black and then go barred as they mature.

    Whites start out yellowish and go to white. I haven't played with their color so I don't know which white it is and whether it's silver or gold behind it. Unless they're from the columbian side, they're probably gold behind.

    I've considered it, I have a contact for show LF whites but decided I have enough work already.
     
  7. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Quote:Um....white??? It looks like a white bird?
     
  8. TimG

    TimG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Um....white??? It looks like a white bird?

    From this site:

    "A white chicken can be achieved in a number of ways by inhibiting black and red pigmentation with combinations of genes (dominant white, recessive white, silver, Columbian, Cuckoo barring)."

    I think the original question meant which of these genetic types is a white rock.
     
  9. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Pure white, think marshamallow chicken.
     
  10. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Quote:Um....white??? It looks like a white bird?

    From this site:

    "A white chicken can be achieved in a number of ways by inhibiting black and red pigmentation with combinations of genes (dominant white, recessive white, silver, Columbian, Cuckoo barring)."

    I think the original question meant which of these genetic types is a white rock.

    OOOOOHHH...yeah...see, never would have thought of that.
     

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