Personalities that"Rock" -a serious question re: partridge

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by joletabey, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    western NC
    I am finally admitting my addiction. I NEED more chickens. So I am trying to figure how to finagle enough space to have my Delawares, my BBS Orps and one other breed- I love the looks of black Americaunas, but I am also very attracted to partridge coloring. Everyone touts Barred Rocks for their personalities and egg laying ability, but what about Partridge Rocks? Are they as friendly? Good egg layers? Are there breeders out there close to me?
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2010
  2. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    western NC
    Is this a really dumb question or something?
  3. cybercat

    cybercat Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2007
    Greeneville, Tn
    No not a dumb question just there are so few breeders they are imposslibe to get from a breeder. I got mine from Mt Healthy which is recommened by some top breeders of chickens they carry. I am very happy with mine. You can read their blog has pics and story of them from day 1. Only Barred and White rocks are common to get from breeders they other colors are much harder to find from a breeder.
  4. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

    Jun 8, 2008
    NE Michigan
    Anything partridge I've found isn't terribly common. I gave up on trying to get partridge cochin hens and we're going to see what our roo can do with the little red hens. I would love to maybe switch over to partridge rocks, but few hatcheries have them. We got a partridge cochin roo and we fell in love with his coloring! I love the way the sun glints metallic green on his wings and tail feathers. He always gets compliments.

    It's kind of odd really, since partridge is supposed to be one of the natural, wild colors
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    walkswithdog had some partridge Rocks, Beth. Maybe Cher can tell us how they were (not sure she still has them).
  6. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2009
    New for 2010- MPC has them starting this year!! [​IMG] You have to wait until Feb. I'm sad-they didn't get any new bantam breeds. D; I think they should have bantam sexlinks.
  7. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    western NC
    I didn't realize they were that hard to find- that makes me even more interested. Thank you, everyone, for the answers and help-and boy I bet that partridge cochin is gorgeous- wow!

    Hey, Cher, you out there?
  8. GardenGranny

    GardenGranny Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 24, 2009
    Augusta, GA
    Scott has one partridge rock pullet. Maybe he can tell you about its personality. I believe he told me it has recently started laying.
  9. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    western NC
    That's right, I forgot Scott had one - I'll shoot him a quick PM.
  10. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

    Aug 3, 2009
    I have a young pair of PRs. I find them just as friendly as my BRs. The little rooster is just a tad bossy to the other little birds, but very sweet to me.
    They are absolutely gorgeous!
    If you have a chance, you should get a few.

    Tessie-3 month old pullet
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2010

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