When taking the Whirling Frenzy variant of rage, the text states that you cannot rage while in Frenzy. Similarly, per RAW it seems to replace rage for rage feats (Extra Rage, Reckless Rage, so on) and rage PrCs. Therefore as I understand it, if you take, for instance Frenzy Barbarian 1/Half-Orc Paragon 2 you don't get Frenzy and Rage but two uses of Frenzy per day. I guess you could get Rage from a different source but still you can not Frenzy and Rage at the same time.
In a similar scenario, how does the Ferocity variant interact with Rage? Does a Ferocity Barbarian 1/Half-Orc Paragon 2 get Rage and Ferocity or only two uses of Ferocity. In the first case, I couldn't find anything in RAW that bans a Raging character from entering Ferocity at the same time, but it just does not seem right that you can get +8 STR +4 DEX +4 CON -2 AC +2 Will at level 3. It would also mean that Ferocity can not be used in order to get rage feats or as a prerequisite for PrCs.
So, which one is the correct interpretation?