Plymouth rock eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hsm5grls, Nov 21, 2007.

  1. hsm5grls

    hsm5grls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been looking everywhere for Plymouth rock eggs (white, buff, partridge, barred) I can't find anyone who sells them. I was thinking of hatching some out in the spring to add to my flock of Plymouth girls. Are they just not popular or what??? I have a roo but only a partridge roo and I have a thing about the girls all having a matching roo LOL I know it's crazy. I want to build coops for each set, you know my partridge in one, the whites in another and so forth. Also I want every kinda Plymouth rock that there is so am I missing any???
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I'll have some in the spring! I have several Barred Rock girls plus my BR rooster, Hawkeye, and am adding an extra rooster, who is now just 4 weeks old, to the main flock. They're my favorite all-round breed, the Barred Rocks.
     
  3. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    I know of a guy who has exibition barred rocks. They are on the expensive side 2.00 a egg. You could probally do better here with people like speckledhen or dipsydoodledoo. Depends on what you are looking for and what you want to do with them. [​IMG]
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I should add that my rooster and two of the hens are regular hatchery BRs. The other two pullets have much nicer barring and came from a friend's flock. They all have excellent temperament, and the girls are fantastic layers, but if you want to show them, a good breeder like Dick Horstmann may be the way to go.
     
  5. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I saw buff BR's on either Ebay or Eggbid the other day.
     
  6. hsm5grls

    hsm5grls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is more of a hobby thing but I would like to have some nice examples of the breed. I won't show them just because I have no desire to. Like I said more of a hobby. I just thought it would be neat to have my girls and then have chickies from them trying to make every new hatch a little better than the last. I think they are beautiful birds and thought it would be a fun hobby.
    I am new to this all but I thought anything marked BR meant barred rock and so that is why I assumed all they had were barred rock eggs. Also are there any other Plymouth rock breeds besides the partridge, white, barred and buff? Or a web site dedicated to that breed something I could read up on them as far as their history etc. Trying to get the girls involved and add a little learning to it.

    Edited to add: also if anyone has pics of rocks that are good examples of how the breed should look that would be great. Mine are from ideal and I just want to see the differences in them. What to look for etc.
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2007
  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Cackle Hatchery has some nice pictures....I don't know anything about the breed standard, but they look nice to me. [​IMG]
     

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