So I have just started in the chicken thing. I have found my breed of choice for myself but my DH wants a breed for him too. He really liked the Red Rock cross chicks we ordered from the local hatchery three years ago and would like to get more. I on the other hand love incubating ( even though I'm only on my second hatch) and would really like to breed and hatch his birds for him. Is there such a thing as a pure bred red rock?? From the wright up in the hatchery book it says a lot about things looking like Barred Rocks or being the same size as a Barred Rock would this be something I could breed back to the old hens? or new ones if he gets some? It just so happens that I have a barred rock roo right now he was going to find a new home ( he's mean) but I could keep him around a little longer. Is this the way to go or should I try something else like ordering a mix batch and only keeping one roo?? Is the cross a hatchery secret?