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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Aronia, Aug 29, 2014.
What is the Difference Between "Barred Rock", "Plymouth Rock", and "Barred Plymouth Rock"?
I thought they were all the same thing, but I'm no expert.
I think they are the same. Thanks, @amandadrewry !
Plymouth Rock is the breed. Barred is the color/pattern variety. I have blue, black, splash and barred Plymouth Rocks, but I don't use the "Plymouth" when in normal conversation, just Blue Rock, Barred Rock, etc. So, you can have a Plymouth Rock that is not a Barred Rock, for example. There are also Buff Rocks, Partridge Rocks, White Rocks, etc.
"Barred" is a variety of Plymouth Rock, and Plymouth Rock is the breed. Many times, people will shorten the Plymouth Rock breed to "Rock". Its much simpler to say just "Barred Rock" instead of "Barred Plymouth Rock", but Plymouth Rock is the actual breed name. Rocks have other varieties other than Barred, so you can have Blue Rocks, White Rocks, etc. They are all Plymouth Rock varieties.
I was also wondering what it meant for a long time, so thanks!