Our Imperial Barred Rocks come from the E.B. Thomson Imperial Ringlet line, which was bred from the late 1800’s until the early 1900’s. They continue to be bred from stock raised by Frank Reese of the Good Shepard Poultry Ranch. These birds have beautifully clean and crisp barring, and are exceptional meat birds, while also laying large eggs. They have somewhat of an unfriendly temperament at times, but are a very fine example of heritage birds bred and raised in America.