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.