What breed is this?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by thiebert, Dec 2, 2015.

  1. thiebert

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  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Hatchery quality Barred Rocks.
     
  3. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Agreed
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Yep, Barred Plymouth Rocks.
     
  5. thiebert

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    Hatchery quality? I'm new to this. What's the difference? I'm thinking lower quality than buying from a registered breeder?
     
  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Birds from a good breeder have crisper, straighter barring. Hatchery Barred Rocks tend to look more like cuckoo, with wavier or more uneven barring. They aren't going to win any APA shows, but they are just fine for a backyard flock.
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on junebuggena's post. Below is a picture of a heritage quality Barred Rock rooster and Barred Rock hen bred by reputable breeders. You can see in the pic how crisp and straight their barring is.
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    x 3 on Junebuggena's post.
     
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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Michael, those photos tell it all - wow, I have never seen such precise barring
     
  10. Michael OShay

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    They are beautiful, aren't they? You won't get Barred Rocks like these from a hatchery. :eek:)
     

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