Plymouth Rock Chicken
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Plymouth Rock Chickens are a moderate-sized product of 1820 Massachusetts and are American Chickens.

The Plymouth Rock Chicken is a large, long-living Chicken with a broad back, a moderately deep, full breast and a single comb. There are a number of varieties including: Barred, Blue, Buff, Columbian, Partridge, Silver Penciled, and White. The barred Plymouth Rock Chicken is the best known variety.

The Plymouth Rock Chicken is docile and can be broody (maternal).

Culinary Uses

They are a popular dual purpose/utility breed used for both Egg Production (160 to 180 eggs a year) and Meat Production depending on the variety.