Rhode Island Red
The Rhode Island Red is an Standard, American breed of chicken. It is a utility bird, raised for meat and eggs, and also as a show bird. It is a popular choice for backyard flocks because of its egg laying abilities and hardiness. Non-industrial strains of the Rhode Island Red are listed as "recovering" by The Livestock Conservancy. The Rhode Island Red is the state bird of Rhode Island. It is one of only three state birds that is not a species native to the United States. Once she begins laying, she should produce 250 to 300 eggs per year – except during the cold, dark hours of winter when she may not lay at all -- until her first molt a year later.
Poultry Show Class: American Class
Weights: Hen-----6 ½ lbs Rooster------8 ½ lbs
Pullet--5 ½ lbs Cockerel-----7 ½ lbs
Purpose: Dual Purpose: egg laying and meat production
Egg Shell Color: Brown
Egg Production:200-280 eggs per year
Country of Origin: United States, Rhode Island
APA: Yes, Recognized by the American Standard of Perfection
ALBC: Recovering Status, Considered a sustainable heritage chicken breed
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