Pylmouth Rock Experts: Advice Needed

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BlueCamas, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey guys, I want some honest opinions on my birds. Are they show quality? Or if someone could just post the SOP on Bantam Plymouth Rocks, that would be great too. These birds are between 9-12 months.
    btw, many of these pics were taken a while ago, and the pullets legs have gotten a lot yellower since then and they have filled out more.
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  2. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nobody?
     
  3. Ducks and Banny hens

    Ducks and Banny hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I would say SQ. Good Lacing on the hen, too. Really good.
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I think they are all BEAUTIFUL.
     
  5. BRITROCK

    BRITROCK Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi

    I am from England and our standard is a little different but all Plymouth Rocks should look the same regardless of variety or bantam.
    The black Cockerel (Rooster) looks really nice, the others not so sure.
    The picture is a LF Barred at 8 months his son is even better, selection and inbreeding is the key to sucess.
    I would be very happy with the black Bamtam although he looks big?


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  6. dickhorstman

    dickhorstman Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    I dont consider myself an expert but will give my opinion.
    The male is too short in the back and tail. The biggest problem with the Blues is their leg color. I am assuming the Black male is out of Blues? Blue/Black Rocks are scarce so I would definitely breed them. Most Black Rock males are short in back/tail. I have never seen a Black or Blue female with a pure yellow leg. The standard calls for a yellow or dusky yellow leg.

    Do yourself a favor and get a copy of the new APA standard. www.amerpoultryassn.com
     
  7. bantam farm

    bantam farm Out Of The Brooder

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    I'd vote for them!
     
  8. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a crappy picture, but it kinda shows the current leg color on the pullets.
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    BRITROCK- The pictures I posted do make him look big, I haven't weighed him but here is a pic of him next to one of the pullets and there is a pullet behind them
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    So they are show quality then?
    I do really need to get myself a standards book [​IMG]

    Oh and in the second pic, you can get a better sense of everyone leg color [​IMG]
     
  9. dickhorstman

    dickhorstman Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Leg color looks good.
     
  10. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just hatched out one of their babies, a little blue one, I can't wait to see how she turns out! I will definitely hatch out more of their eggs. When deciding who to keep, what should I be looking for? Longer backs? Yellower legs?

    Do you think I could show either of the pullets, or would their legs disqualify them?

    Thanks [​IMG]
     

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