Rhode Island Red

Inspire Farms

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Rhode Island Red

Pre-order and pick-up at the Farm Shop on your arrival date. Chicks must be picked up on arrival or within 2 DAYS. If not picked up your order will be cancelled. We do not offer refunds for live animals that are not picked up on time.

Rhode Island may be America’s smallest state, but the breed developed there in the late 1800s made huge changes in chicken husbandry. The Rhode Island Red’s amazing ability to lay about 265 eggs a year made it famous worldwide and became the parent of several modern hybrid egg layers. These glossy mahogany-colored hens with black tail feathers are as beautiful as they are gentle and productive.

Rhode Island Reds were developed in the 1860's in Rhode Island from Red Malays, Brown Leghorns and Asiatic stock. They were originally known as Red Javas but were shown as Rhode Island Reds in 1898 and were admitted to the Standard of Perfection under the same name in 1904.

Rhode Island Red chicks are dark red with some having darker streaks down the back. The wing tips, chest and abdomen are lighter with the wing tips appearing white. They have single combs and clean, yellow legs and feet. The adult plumage is dark mahogany red with a black tail. They are considered a dual-purpose breed but are primarily used for brown egg production.

Purpose: Dual
Availability: Year Round
Comb Type: Single
Egg Color: Brown
Egg Size: Large
Rate of Lay: 265/Year
Broodiness: No
Temperament: Docile
Leg Style: Clean
Mature Male Weight: 8.5 lbs
Mature Female Weight: 6.5 lbs

 


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