Dark Barred Plymouth Rock
Origin of the Breed
The Dark Barred Plymouth rock originated in the United States.
Characteristics of the Breed
Dark Barred 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.
Both roosters and hens have a calm temperament and will get along well with people and other animals such as pets. The hens often will go broody if in the right environment, and are good mothers.
Plymouth Rocks lay a large egg that varies in color from light to medium brown with a touch of pink. The birds continue laying throughout the winter but with decreased production. You can easily expect at least 4 eggs per week.