The Plymouth Rock Breeders thread

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by Fred's Hens, Aug 2, 2013.

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  1. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member


    The Rock fancier/lovers thread.

    There is just something about a Plymouth Rock. As many of you folks may already know, I am passionate about Rocks. I just cannot imagine this farmstead without them. My experience is limited to White Rocks and Barred Rocks, but breeders of Rocks, all varieties are welcome to share in this social and educational thread. Breeding top quality Plymouth Rocks is challenging and rewarding, if you really love the breed. This thread should be a place where fellow Rock breeders can meet and share their stories and photos of these special birds and make a few friends along the way.

    Welcome fellow Rock heads.
     
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  2. Perfect Polish

    Perfect Polish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Heres my rock Edwin. What do you think of him?
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  3. Fred's Hens

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    You need to get eggs or chicks from me!!! LOL [​IMG]

    He's not purebred. I'd not use him in any breeding program. Here's the grand sires of some of our birds. This might give you something to study and compare what a quality, bred to the Standard Barred Rock should be. Welcome to the thread. Hopefully this thread will whet your appetite for high quality birds. Again, welcome.


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  4. Perfect Polish

    Perfect Polish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive got a brody buff sitting on five eggs he sired
     
  5. Perfect Polish

    Perfect Polish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can tell the diffrence between him and yours
     
  6. Fred's Hens

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    Good for you!!! What are the various differences you see?
     
  7. Perfect Polish

    Perfect Polish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hes got solid feathers and hes alot darker. His come has more points
     
  8. Fred's Hens

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    That is correct. The reason he shows these faults is that he isn't a Barred Rock. He has some Barred Rock in his past, but he is a mix. Quite likely he is a Black Sex Link male or just a mix of BR and some other bird. He has leakage of gold and red, his barring shows he only has one barring gene, while a true bred Barred Rock male has 2 barring genes. His comb is not good, as you said. His tail shows color inappropriate for the breed.

    Where did you get him?
     
  9. Perfect Polish

    Perfect Polish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wicked Chicken Chicken Auction.
    I also got what was supposed to be a rock hen but was a dominique
    another hen which turned out to be a roo
    and 4 pullets all of which died within 4 months
     
  10. Mr MKK FARMS

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    Awesome thread idea! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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