First developed in New England back in the mid-1900s, the White Plymouth Rock chicken is an important part of the Plymouth Rock family. In the early stages of development, the name Plymouth Rock used to refer to a barred bird, but as more varieties of the Plymouth Rock chicken were developed, it becomes a more general reference for the breed. The White Plymouth Rock is now the second most popular of the Plymouth Rock variety, and as its name suggests, it is beautifully covered in solid white feathers.
White Plymouth Rock chickens are known to be gentle and calm, which makes them a perfect addition to any farm or backyard. They will remain passive, regardless of whether you choose to keep them in a coop or allow them free range of your property. Not only will your White Plymouth Rock chickens prove to be passive with other chickens in your flock, but you can allow you to handle the chicks without the worry of aggression. What’s more, this breed is also equipped to handle most climates and will continue to produce quality eggs in both hot and cold temperatures.
Not only do White Plymouth Rock chicks make for great backyard pets, but once they reach maturity, the hens are capable of laying a healthy number of large, brown eggs, averaging upwards of 200 eggs per year. White Plymouth Rock chickens can also grow to be quite large, making them a substantial source of quality meat. At full maturity, hens can reach a weight of 7 pounds, whereas roosters tend to reach roughly 8 pounds.
|Egg Color||Brown||Hardiness||Heat and Cold Hardy|
|Egg Production||Very Good||Hen Weight||7 lbs|
|Personality||Calm and Easy Going||Rooster Weight||8 lbs|
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