Classification: Heavy Breed
An American breed developed in the middle of the 19th century in pursuit of creating the truly dual purpose chicken. Many, many years of selective breeding for egg production and size finally resulted in the rhode island red. A fantastic all rounder: great dual purpose heavy breed that makes a great table bird as well as a reliable layer of brown eggs. Our rhodie girls lay consistently, not the biggest eggs, but good sized eggs on a very regular basis. They are all a gorgeous, deep, magogany red with rich red undercolour and bright yellow legs. We find them to be the ideal beginners bird: robust, friendly and calm birds and make productive backyard chickens. The cockerels also make excellent table birds.