Plymouth Rock chicken

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Plymouth Rock chicken,

one of the most popular early breeds of poultry. The Barred Plymouth Rock was a favorite farm chicken since it was both a good egg producer and also developed a large quantity of meat. As the demand for white eggs increased, the breed lost popularity. It is still retained for breeding purposes, a popular cross being that of a Barred Plymouth Rock female and a Rhode Island RedRhode Island Red chicken,
American breed of poultry, no longer raised commercially, but still maintained for use in breeding programs. See Red Rock chicken.
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the only chicken still popular to any large extent in the United States today for both meat and eggs. It resulted from a cross between a Rhode Island Red male and a Plymouth Rock female.
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