Rhode Rock

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Rhode Rock Hens

These very attractive Chickens are a crossbred of the Rhode Island Red Chicken and the Plymouth Rock Chicken. 


They have black plumage with gold markings on the neck and chest. The iridescent black feathers have a sun catching green sheen.


They are very placid chickens and will happily live outside all year round.

Rhode Rocks are not blessed with intelligence, their survival depends on them being able to copy the other breeds of chicken in the flock.  If you have a flock of just Rhode Rocks then you will have to teach them where to sleep as when the sun sets they will just lay on the ground!

Rhode Rocks are very confident curious birds who thrive in small or large flocks, they love exploring and make full use of all the space they have available.

They like the freedom to roam and can become quite vocal when contained to a small run.

They get on well with other breeds of chicken and are a great breed for children as they are quiet tolerant to being handled.

Rhode Rock Hens

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Because of their popularity, Rhode Rocks are bred all over the country and also go by many different names including;

Black Rock,

Copper Top,

Black Star,

Copper Black and

Black Coppers to name a few!

Rhode Rock Hens

Rhode Rocks chicks are small and covered in black fuzz; they are distinguished from other black breeds by their prominent brown eyebrows that eventually turn into the brown head and neck

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Rhode Rock Chick

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The Rhode Rock Hen is a medium sized bird with the Cockerel standing about 10cm taller and up to 50% heavier.

The head and back of the male is a darker brown and less speckled with a black breast and body.

The tail sports long black feathers with iridescent greens.

Rhode Rock Cockerel

Black Rock Eggs

Rhode Rocks were initialy bred for egg laying as they give a very good return on food eaten to eggs produced, being a slightly smaller breed they also alow for more hens to be kept in an area.

The hens will lay approximately 300 beautiful brown eggs per year.