Why? Is this right?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Cyprus, Mar 23, 2018.

  1. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

    Jan 19, 2018
    SE Wisconsin
    My Coop
    I'm pretty confused and frustrated at this point. I don't know if I'm right or wrong on the matter, which is why I ask.
    My question is about the Plymouth Rock breed.

    I keep hearing people say that Barred Rocks, White Rocks, and Sapphire Gems are all different breeds. But, they are all just different color mutations/variations of the same breed: Plymouth Rocks. Right?
    It's driving me insane hearing people saying that they are their own breeds :he:barnie
    Why do people talk like they are different breeds? Are they the same breed, or not?

    Sorry if this post offends anyone, I am just seeking answers.

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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi

    Mar 27, 2012
    My Coop
    Well, sapphire gems are a sex-linked cross breed, from what I can find on them. But yes, barred rocks and white rocks are just different colors of the same breed. Both are Plymouth rocks. They come in other colors as well.
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  3. keesmom

    keesmom Crowing

    Jul 28, 2008
    Sapphire Gems are a hatchery creation, and not Rocks. But as to your other question, barred/white/whatever color Plymouth Rocks are all the same breed. The breed is Plymouth Rock. The color specifies the variety of the breed. Rocks come in many varieties - barred, white, buff, columbian, black, blue, partridge and silver pencilled. Regardless of color variety they should all have the same body type, lay the same color egg, etc.
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