Recognized by the American Standard of Perfection as a distinct pure chicken breed in 1874 and known as the kind of chickens that “Grandma” use to raise. This is one of the color varieties of the Plymouth Rock chicken family and an excellent winter/summer brown egg layer. The Barred Standard Plymouth Rock Chicken is a great back yard poultry for production and very kid friendly chicken. Most people call these “Barred Rocks” which is a short name for the Barred Plymouth Rock chicken. Some people confuse the Barred Rock chicken with the Dominique chicken breed. The Barred Rock has a single comb (straight comb) and has more of a straight pattern in the barred feathers. The Dominique chicken has a rose comb and a slight v pattern in the barring of the feathers. Both make for good chickens in the winter and good pet chickens. Cackle Hatchery® offers our own chicken breeds like the Barred Rock chicken and offer these baby chickens for sale online along with all our other breeds. We think you will be very pleased with Cackle Hatchery®’s Barred Rock chickens .
Many people who like this breed of chicken also like the miniature version of the breed (bantam) the Barred Rock Bantam Chicken
We also offer at limited times of the year Barred Rock Fertile Hatching Eggs
To learn about how to tell the difference between a Barred Rock and a Dominique Chicken please check out our blog here.