National Geographic : 1927 Apr
J liauonal cjeograpnlc society TWO OF AMERICA'S MOST FAMOUS BREEDS: BARRED PLYMOUTH ROCKS (LEFT) AND RHODE ISLAND REDS (RIGHT) (SEE TEXT, PAGES 445 AND 450) The disappearing Dominique (see Color Plate III) was one of the forbears of the Plymouth Rock, which enjoys increasing popularity inthis country. In addition to the Barred variety, there are Buff, White, Partridge, Silver Penciled, and Columbian Plymouth Rocks. The standard weights are: cock 92, hen 74, cockerel 8, and pullet 6 pounds. The superb Rhode Island Red is an excellent table fowl as well as a splendid layer. There are two subvarieties of thebreed, and theonly difference is in the form of the comb-single and rose. The standard weights are: cock 83, hen 623, cockerel 73, and pullet 51pounds.