Barred Plymouth Rock – The Barred Rock (Plymouth Rock) chicken is one of the all-time, popular favorites in the U.S. They can’t be beat for steady, reliable chickens. The Barred Rock is an ideal, American chicken. These hardy, dual-purpose chickens are known as prolific brown egg layers, and the hens are not discouraged by cold weather.
Rhode Island Red -The Rhode Island Red is one of the most famous and popular chicken breeds. They are great brown egg layers and one of our best-selling breeds of day-old baby chicks. Developed in the early part of the last century in the state of Rhode Island as a dual purpose breed, they have led the charts for brown egg layers time after time. No other heavy breed lays more or better eggs than the Rhode Island Reds.
Black Australorp – Black Australorp chickens originated in Australia and were introduced in the United States in the 1920s. Some sensational results were made in the Australian program with one hen setting a laying record of 364 eggs in 365 days. To this day, Black Australorps are still one of the best light brown egg layers of all the heavy breeds. Black Australorps have glossy black feathers with a greenish-purple sheen, and large red combs. Australorps are very large birds — cockerels (males) weigh 6 to 8 pounds at maturity, and pullets (females) weigh 5 to 7 pounds. Pullets mature early, starting to lay between 5 and 6 months of age. Australorps are quiet, gentle, and stand confinement well.
|Standard Chick Variations||
Barred Plymouth Rock, Black Australorp, Rhode Island Red