rhode island red or barred rocks??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by juice, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. juice

    juice In the Brooder

    May 27, 2008
    Hello, we have RIR now and for the next batch I was thinking of trying some barred rocks too. How do they compare with personality and egg production with the RIR?
    If we did this,are they compatible with one another?
    Thanks so much ...juice

  2. moduckman

    moduckman Songster

    Jan 2, 2009
    Cairo, Missouri
    They're both good breeds. The RIR may be a better layer, but the barred may have a better temperment.
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    My Barred Rocks lay on par with the RIRs. I have both hatchery stock and breeder stock. The BRs have more personality, but the RIRs are sweet ladies.

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