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Silver Penciled Rocks
2014 Delivery Dates
Catalog Number Description each How Many
SPRS Straight Run $4.39 Sold Out
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Availability Display below is for the next several hatches. This breed is available for future dates. You can pick the date during the check out process. Green: available. Blue: limited availability. Red: not available.
Quick Stats
Type: standard
Class: American
Egg Color: brown
Egg Size: medium
Egg Production: good
Meat Production: better
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Heat Tolerance: better
Cold Tolerance: better
Disposition: better
Weeks to Maturity: 20
Freerange: good
Skin Color: yellow
Comb Type: single
Likely to sit on eggs: not very likely
Bird Size: large
Exotic: yes
Leg Style: clean
Head Style: regular
Male Mature Weight: 9.5 lbs
Female Mature Weight: 7.5 lbs
ALBC Priority: recovering
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These rare and beautiful birds are highly prized for exhibition purposes and for their valuable plumage which is ideal for fly tying. The male with silvery neck and back and black breast contrasts sharply with the female which is covered with distinct silvery gray and black penciling. Rocks have single combs.
As a reminder, to help ensure a safe arrival to you, the minimum number of chicks for each order prior to April 1st is 25. On and after April 1st, the minimum number of chicks required is 15. You can mix and match any type of baby chick in your order to reach the applicable chick minimum order. If ordering any bantams, we require a minimum of 15 bantams per order.
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Customer Product Reviews
I thought I would try something different this year and ordered five of the Silver Pencilled Rocks. They were so distinctive in my order with their beautiful coloring, even as chicks. I did end up with four boys and one girl, but my son took the pair to our county fair and got third place in the Dual Purpose cockerel and pullet class. They were the only ones of this breed at our fair, I checked and they were the only ones at any of the counties surrounding us also! So many people commented on them and many had never heard of them. We will be getting more next year for sure! Also my niece took a pair of Jersey White Giants that we got from you in the same class and got fifth. (They are magnificent looking, but need a little longer to grow into themselves)Thank You!!!!
My Silver Penciled Rocks hatched on St. Patrick's Day and arrived alive and well the fallowing Monday..Almost 7 months later ALL are still well the hens now laying and the roosters absolutely magificent.....I have my catalog about worn out trying to choose for next year.. Thank You ...