- Columbian Rock Chicken
The Columbian Rock chicken was recognized as a distinct breed and admitted to the American Standard of Perfection in 1910. The Columbian Rock chicken is a good dual purpose chicken and a member of the Plymouth Rock family. A great American poultry heritage breed that grandma and grandpa would have on the farm. They lay large brown eggs and this color variety of the Plymouth Rock chicken is hard to find and our blood line should show well at poultry shows.
Many people who like this breed of chicken also like the miniature version of the breed, the Columbian Rock Bantam Chicken
PLEASE NOTE: This availability chart is updated periodically and does not reflect the availability of in-store poultry and does not represent a guarantee of shipping date.
We hatch/ship February - September of each season. See Calendar.
We schedule all orders to ship ASAP when the entire order is available. If you would like to delay your order, you can specify your delay date at checkout.
There is an additional small order fee ($20) charged for orders of only 3-14 poultry. We do not ship less than 3 poultry.
- Poultry Show Class: American Class
- Weights: Hen-----7 1/2 lbs Rooster------9 1/2 lbs
- Pullet---6 lbs Cockerel----8 lbs
- Purpose and Type: Dual, egg laying and meat; Production and show
- Egg Shell Color: Brown
- Egg Production: 200 - 250 eggs per year (estimates only, see FAQ)
- Egg Size: Large
- Temperament: Docile
- Fertility Percentage: 40-55%
- Broody: Setter
- Mating Ratio: 9 Females to 1 Male
- Roost Height: 2 to 4 feet
- Country of Origin: United States
- APA: Yes, Recognized by the American Standard of Perfection
- BREEDER FARM SOURCE: Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm has been developing our bloodline or strain of pure Columbian Plymouth Rock since 2010.
Very Happy with the Columbian Rocks Review by TC in CT
Hatched 3/12/2019. The Cackle shipment was packed well and all the chicks survived. I am very happy with these Columbian Rocks. Gentle rooster and the hens are laying most everyday. They started laying in August. They also look like they would make a nice table birds. (Posted on 12/12/2019)
Great Chickens Review by RainStorm
I’ve had great success with this breed and I love them. The chicks were healthy and they seemed to grow a lot faster than my other breeds. Strangely enough they were laying eggs by the time they were 3 to 4 months old, which is great. I’m looking forward to getting more. (Posted on 12/10/2019)
Medium energy, lay good Review by Good chickens
Good chickens, something different than regular Plymouth rocks, the reason four stars because they are only sold as straight run so I ordered 14 chicks and ended up 7 roosters .. and couple hens where not as good quality as the rest they where smaller and not as good layers as their sisters.. (Posted on 12/10/2019)
Beautiful Chickens Review by Lady L
I love these Columbian Plymouth Rocks. They are all healthy and are growing beautifully. Thank you Cackle Hatchery. (Posted on 5/15/2019)
Healthy Chicks Review by Mosen
I received my chicks today all alive and healthy, the shipping date was delayed due to bad hatch. I never got my surprise chick which I was more excited about to know which breed and gender it’s gonna be and the same thing happen to me in my previous order.. (Posted on 2/27/2019)
Thanks! Review by John, Texas July 2010
Our chicks made it yesterday. They all like and act in great shape after a short drink they went right to eating and running around. (Posted on 11/20/2015)