About the Plymouth Rock Chicken | TBN Ranch

The Plymouth Rock, also called the Barred Rock, is an American breed of domestic chicken. It is a dual-purpose hardy breed, raised both for meat and eggs. This friendly sweet breed has a single comb with five points; the comb, wattles and ear-lobes are bright red. The legs are yellow and unfeathered. 

Though the Plymouth Rock tolerates confinement, they’re most happy when allowed to free range. All varieties of Plymouth Rock aside from the Barred and White varieties are relatively rare. The Plymouth Rock is a good setter, meaning it has strong maternal instincts, and a good choice for brooding. 

Weight: Heavy, 7-8 lbs
Bantam, 3.0 lbs. Male
Bantam, 2.5 lbs Female
Use: Dual Purpose
Egg Color: Brown
Rarity: Common
Varieties: White, Buff, Silver Penciled, Partridge, Columbian, Blue, Black

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One Response to About the Plymouth Rock Chicken | TBN Ranch

  1. Littlesundog says:

    We have a lot of older girls that are Barred Rock. They’re hardy here in the south and quite tolerant of the heat. They’re good layers too!

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