Plymouth Rock Chickens – at Flora & Fauna


The Plymouth Rock Chicken mug is part of a biographical series profiling unique farm animals that shaped our agricultural history.    An image of the Plymouth Rock Chicken and a short biography are features of this history mug.

Small Mug, 11 oz.

Large Mug, 15 oz.

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The Plymouth Rock Chicken is a multi-purpose breed developed by D.A. Upham in the mid-1800’s from crosses of Black Java, Cochin, Dominique, Brahma, and the White-faced Black Spanish.  Mr. Upham was looking for barred plumage and clean featherless legs.  He presented his chickens in 1869 in Worcester, Massachusetts.  Seven color varieties were established, the Barred, Blue, Buff, Columbian, Partridge,    Silver-penciled, and White.  They are good mothers, docile, and some of the varieties are known to be good layers, while others are bred primarily for meat.

This Plymouth Rock Chicken history mug is part of our Flora and Fauna Series which includes many unique individuals who played an important part in molding Vermont’s history.

The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history.  The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton.  He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone.  The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.

  • Mugs are food and microwave safe.
  • To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
  • Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.
  • Shipping charges are lower when buying multiple mugs.


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White Deco, Back Lined Deco, Black Lined & Handle Deco, All Black, Black Lined-Full Photo, Black Lined & Handle-Full Photo