As active foragers, they are low maintenance and self-sufficient when free range. They are also one of the most broody among the standard breeds and golden sex link pullet in Pennsylvania excellent mothers and do great with children. Weight : Hens 4—7 lbs 2—3 kgroosters 6—8 lbs 2.
Reading Time: 4 minutes. Barred Rocks are known as American's oldest dual purpose, heritage breed, used primarily for excellent production of large brown eggs even in the summer heat.
Obviously she wasn't bred to be a super egg laying machine! All poultry is hatched on Tuesday and shipped on Tuesday or Wednesday. So what are they? GCs have been the most child-friendly and amusing chickens we have had. You must log in or register to reply here.
Or dependent on the breeding line?
But I've never seen any hard data on this, and of course it may only be true for commercial crosses such as ISA Browns in which the parent lines themselves have undergone extensive selective breeding to produce hybrid egg-laying machines.
Males feather out with the Barred Rock pattern along with a few red feathers. Posting your available rooster there might bring some leads. Using this genetic makeup to choose your flock helps you avoid the hassle and heartbreak of having golden sex link pullet in Pennsylvania re-home or cull a backyard pet.
Pure breeds were still the preference for the production of eggs. True to their reputation for production, these girls can start laying at 16 weeks and will continue to be very productive up to around the two year mark, after that egg production will drop off noticeably.
What an amazing story of chicken fearlessness. My chickens are free roaming, but I am very caucious now, and try to look after them when I can! Because sex-link chickens do not produce offspring that look and produce as well as they themselves do, they are not breeds.
Modern strains are selected for egg production.