Blue Plymouth Rock Chicken Facts
The Blue Plymouth Rock chicken is a cross between a native Andalusian male and Plymouth Barred Rock female. The combination of two heritage breeds ensures vigor. Its blue-gray and lavender plumage make it an exceptionally attractive bird.
The standard weight for a Rock hen is 4.5 lbs. to 5.5 lbs., while a rooster can weigh 6-6.5 lbs.
Known as a dual-purpose breed, The Blue Plymouth Rock dual-purpose chickens are known for their egg production and the ability to perform well under less than ideal conditions – like cold weather.
Owners describe these dual-purpose chickens as sweet, calm, and docile. Blue Plymouth Rock chickens are curious and always checking their surrounding environment. Although they do well when confined, they are happier free-ranging.
Prolific layers, Blue Plymouth Rocks can produce nearly 300 large to extra-large brown eggs per year.
Time to Maturity
Plymouth Rocks chicks will mature around 20 weeks and make great dual-purpose chickens. Hens will typically begin to lay eggs at 18-20 weeks.
Are Plymouth Rock chickens good layers?
Even in cold weather, an average hen will lay four eggs a week, translating to from 280 to 300 eggs a year. Eggs are light brown and lay large to extra-large eggs.
Are Plymouth Rock chickens friendly?
If you spend time with them to build a relationship, Blue Plymouth Rocks are trusting and will make a great addition to your family.
What is the origin of Blue Plymouth Rock chickens?
The Blue Plymouth Rocks are a simple cross between two robust Heritage Breeds.
The Parent Female is a Barred Rock, one of America’s oldest chicken breeds first found in Massachusetts in 1849. Rocks got their name in great measure because they may be ancestors of Plymouth Rock. During World War 2, it became the country’s primary source of chicken meat and eggs.
The Parent Male is an Andalusian one of the World’s oldest rugged breeds. The Andalusian Breed originates from southwest Spain.
Great layer. Great meat. A great family friend. What else could you ask for in a dual-purpose chicken? Order your Blue Plymouth Rock chicks today and begin to enjoy all they have to offer.