Partridge rock?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by holly ann, May 27, 2012.

  1. holly ann

    holly ann In the Brooder

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    I see Plymouth Rocks, but the store I got my chicks from said "Partridge Rock." Are they the same? Also, I don't see much about Dixie Rainbows. I have two of them. How come?
     
  2. texas75563

    texas75563 Songster

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    Partridge Plymouth Rocks are a lesser known color variation of the original Barred Rocks. Partridge Rock Hens are a reddish-brown color with black edging down their back, breast and body. The copper coloring around their necks resemble partridges. Roosters are multi-colored, with red heads and upper backs and glossy black bodies, breast and tail feathers. Their saddle and hackle feathers are greenish-black and have a smattering of red throughout.

    Status: A standardized, rare breed, Partridge Plymouth Rock chickens are listed with the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy list as “Recovering.”

    Body Type: Long, broad bodies that are deep with bred-in vitality and strength.

    Mature Weight: As established by the American Poultry Association, the standard weight for Partridge Plymouth Rock chickens is: adult male- 9 ½ pounds, hen- 7 ½ pounds, cockerel- 8 pounds, pullet- 5 pounds.
     
  3. DeannaOR

    DeannaOR Songster

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    This is a Partridge Rock. Her name is Vera. Super friendly.


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  4. holly ann

    holly ann In the Brooder

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    Yup. My 2 girls look just like yours. Beautiful, aren't they? Thanks for the info.
     
  5. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    I am a big fan of the partridge colour variation.

    The partridge colour should be darker than pictured above, but for hatchery that is what it should look like :)

    Plymouth Rocks are amazing birds.

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    Last edited: May 28, 2012
  6. jimbo1989

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    Hey would anyone know wat brred the hen that my avatar might be?
     
  7. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    Looks to be a mixed breed to me. Haven't seen another like her :) Very pretty!
     
  8. jimbo1989

    jimbo1989 Songster

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    Thanks alot im new to having hens....still waiting for the firstlay...learning as i go
     
  9. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    Welcome! Soon you will learn the addicting nature of raising poultry :oops:

    Started out only wanting four.. Now I have 10 times that many. We even moved so we could expand lol. It's really enriching in my experience.

    How many do you have now?
     
  10. Novaleigh

    Novaleigh Chirping

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    I believe that Veldfire is a partridge rock...am I correct?
    She has clean whitish yellow legs and feet.

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