Barred Plymouth Rock
The Plymouth Rock is considered to be a heavy breed and originated in the United States taking their name from the town of Plymouth. The breed was recognised as early as 1874 under the name Barred Plymouth Rock which describes the markings they had. They are large, long lived chickens and the hens have a deep, full abdomen which is a sign of a good layer.
They are friendly birds which are easy to tame and are vigorous and hardy birds which don't need a lot of space but do appreciate the chance to run free, They are not good fliers so do not require high fencing. They lay a good number of brown coloured eggs averaging around 260-300 per year of a medium to large size. Chicks feather up quickly and make wonderful pets for children due to their docile nature.