Plymouth Rock

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Plymouth Rock



The Plymouth Rock is a popular dual-purpose heavy breed that was developed in Massachusetts, USA, during the mid 1800’s by D.A.Upham, A cross between numerous breeds including Dominique and Java. They are good layers of cream-coloured eggs and their placid nature makes ideal for a relatively confined area: although like most breeds they appreciate being given free-range, they are almost as happy when penned. Another point in the breed’s favour is that the birds are very amenable in each other’s company and provided that they are given sufficient space, it is possible to run more than one cock bird amongst a large group of hens. The hens in common with most other soft-feathered heavy breeds are excellent sitters when broody. The large fowl Plymouth Rock is a big but well-balanced bird with a deep body, straightish back and meduim-sized tail; everything’s in proportion and attractive curves are a notable feature of the breed, particularly on the male, The breed is available both as large fowl and bantam.


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  • Class:  Large Fowl
  • Purpose:  Dual
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