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