Finely-etched pencilled feathers characterize the Silver Pencilled Rock hens. The roosters are a handsome white, silver, and black with a “beetle-green” sheen. Rocks are terrific dual- purpose birds, with hens laying nearly 200 large, browh eggs year round. Like Wyandottes, the Rock has been recognized by Slow Food USA’s “Ark of Taste” for its exceptional quality meat. Rocks are affectionate, making them a great choice for children.