Other common names: Ampokc
The Amrock chicken was created in the United States, and has the same ancestry as the Barred Plymouth Rock. After, World War II, most of Germany’s birds had been consumed. The United States sent Amrocks to help provide German citizens with meat and eggs. Consequently, the breed has become popular throughout Europe, but is almost unheard of in the United States.
Types: Bantam and Largefowl
Varieties (Single Comb): Barred
Uses: Eggs and Meat
Bantam: 900 - 1,000 grams
Largefowl: 6.5 - 9lbs
Personality: Calm and easy to care for.
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Very Good (4/week)
Egg color: Brown
Egg size: Extra Large
What else you should know:
The Amrock is an auto-sexing breed, meaning the genders can be told apart by their colors. Males will hatch lighter, with more white on their heads. As birds age the females will have wider black barring, and the males will have wider white barring.
"I have Amrock chickens for farm use such as laying eggs. Amrocks are easy to care for if they are kept in a coop suitable for the breed and for the number you wish to keep. They lay best in a quiet setting and prefer to have a low number of rooters to hens. Roosters are not needed for egg production, only for reproduction purposes. I choose to keep 1 rooster per dozen hens for the hens safety. I recommend chickens to anyone looking to have farm fresh eggs, and anyone who has roughly 20 minutes to spare a day for care.."
From pollardr11 Nov 18 2015 10:40PM