Plymouth Rock Chicken is also known as the rock chicken or bare rock chicken. This chicken has black and white feathers and some are red.
This Plymouth Rock type chicken is generally raised for meat and eggs because this chicken has a fairly good meat quality and can lay quite a lot of eggs per year.
Physically this Plymouth Rock chicken has the following characteristics:
- Feathers are black-white and red-black
- red earlobe
- Got hair on legs
- A hen who likes to incubate her eggs
- brown chicken egg
- Produces 170-200 eggs per year
- The rooster weighs about 4kg and the female 3kg
Currently, many breeders are trying new breeds of chickens by mating their chickens with other types of chickens to get new breeds of chicken with better meat and egg quality.
Crossed chickens are expected to have something different from their parents and it is hoped that these chickens will become new offspring that are of higher quality than their current parents.
Until now, Plymouth Rock chickens already have several types based on the results of crosses made by breeders, namely the type of cross between Barred Plymouth Rock, Buff, White Rock and Blue Plymouth Rock by breeders.
At first this Plymouth chicken was bred in England, precisely in New England in the range of 1869. At that time this chicken was growing very rapidly so it was widely used among breeders there because this chicken had several advantages among other chickens.
This chicken is very docile with breeders and people who approach it, unlike other chickens who will run away if anyone tries to approach it. Another advantage of this chicken is its resistance to disease is very high, so the chicken is not susceptible to disease.
Then another advantage is that these chickens incubate their eggs very often so that they will produce many other chicks that can multiply the livestock they have, and multiply the eggs that will later be produced.