Barred Plymouth Rock
The Plymouth Rock
Colour: Barred (Cuckoo)
The Colour of the birds above is known as "Barred" hence the name; Barred Plymouth Rock.
Commonly known as and often sold as 'Barred Rocks' these are one of the most popular and well known of the dual purpose breeds for backyard flocks in New Zealand.
A heavy breed kept not only for their stunning appearance but also as an excellent utility bird for both eggs and meat. It is a very heavy, large, friendly bird, generally very good foragers, with stunning zebra stripes, making them a very striking breed to have around. The barred girls are usually the first to be underfoot waiting for their feed and are a lovely, inquisitive bird.
The Plymouth Rock is often crossed with commercial white cob birds, ( more often than not the white colour variety, for colour purposes only ) making an excellent roasting chicken, such crosses can be found in many overseas supermarkets.
The Plymouth Rock breed also comes in white (White Rock) and the rarely seen buff & blue colouration as well, but these colours are not as widely kept.