Plymouth Rock

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Plymouth Rock

a black-and-white barred colored fowl, with distinctive crossbands of black and white across the feathers, giving the bird a spangled look. A heavyweight meat bird with a single comb.
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The Barred Plymouth Rock has been eclipsed in popularity by the White Plymouth Rock and the White Leghorn, specialists in meat and eggs, respectively: There are still Barred Rocks in farm flocks, but the population needs to be watched for signs of further decline.
In 1874, the Standard of Perfection, the book that explains the perfect sizes, shapes and colors of standard-bred poultry breeds, included both the Dominique and the Barred Plymouth Rock, with separate descriptions (although the Barred Plymouth Rock breed no doubt absorbed many single-combed Dominiques).
Other color varieties emerged, such as the White Plymouth Rock, which breeders had developed by 1888.

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