The Plymouth Rock
, often called simply Rocks
or Barred Rocks
(after their most popular color), is breed that originated in the USA
The Plymouth Rock is a dual-purpose, cold-hardy bird and therefore
makes a great breed for the small farm or backyard flock owner. The
Barred Rock is often called the Plymouth Rock, but this title correctly
belongs to the entire breed, not just the Barred variety.
Plymouth Rocks are large, long-lived chickens. Some varieties are
good layers while others are bred principally for meat. They possess a
long, broad back; a moderately deep, full breast; and yellow skin and
legs. The hens have a deep, full abdomen, which is a sign of a good
layer. The face of a Plymouth Rock is red with red ear lobes, a bright
yellow beak, bay-colored eyes, and a single comb of moderate size. Their
feathers are fairly loosely held but not so long as to easily tangle.
The chicken's bottom feathers are soft and downy, like baby chicks
In terms of temperament, both roosters and hens are calm and will get along well with people and other animals such as pets. The hens often will get broody if in the right environment, and are good mothers.As always, we welcome you to browse our hens for sale to find the backyard chickens you're looking for!