Barred Plymouth Rock Exhibition Type
Cackle Hatchery® is pleased to offer these exhibition-type barred Plymouth Rock chickens. The barred variety is the first Plymouth Rock recognized by the American Poultry Association. This variety first appeared in the Standard of Perfection in 1874. The Standard describes barred Rocks as active and useful dual-purpose fowl.
Cackle Hatchery Poultry Breeding Farm acquired seed stock from renowned breeder Kraig Shafer in 2020. These exhibition-type Barred Plymouth Rock chickens have a long, broad back and broad, well-rounded breast. The tail is medium length and has no apparent angle with the back. The cock carries its tail at an angle of 30 degrees, the hen at an angle of 20 degrees. The beak, shanks, and toes are yellow. The cock’s plumage is slightly lighter in color than the hen’s. The cock’s comb has five evenly serrated points with middle points longer than those in the front and rear.
Barred Plymouth Rocks are calm and docile, making them perfect to train for exhibition. They are also early feathering, giving them an advantage for early season shows. They are also cold-hardy. The hens lay eggs with shells of various shades of brown, depending on the strain, age, and stage in the production cycle.
If you are seeking an excellent chicken breed for exhibition, look no further. You can place your order in late November for delivery any time from February through September. For current availability, see our availability chart. If you wish more information about our exhibition type barred Plymouth Rocks contact us.
We also offer Production Type Barred Plymouth Rocks. If you prefer the miniature version, check out our Barred Plymouth Rock bantams. Our production type barred Rocks are not suitable for exhibition, but the hens lay slightly more eggs than the exhibition type. For more information on the differences between show type and production type chickens visit our Cackle Hatchery blog.