Rhode Island Red
Breed Rating (25 Reviews)
The Rhode Island Red was developed in the US state of Rhode Island in the 1890s. Crossing a large variety of other breeds including the Buff Cochin, Langsh, Black Red Malay, Hamburgh and Rose combed Leghorns together created the Rhode Island Red. The Rhode Island is another bird created for both meat and eggs, to satisfy the demands of the American population. The breed arrived in the UK in 1903 and became extremely popular very quickly. The Rhode Island Red is possibly the best-known breed in the world today. The Rhode crossed with a Sussex forms the basis of most of our present day hybrids.
Rhode Islands are classed as a heavy breed, but are active. They enjoy foraging on grass. They are bright and alert but at the same time quiet. They make great pets and are relatively hardy. They will produce a large amount of brown eggs a year.
The Rhode Island is a Red bird. The plumage is a dark rich glossy red in the male, being slightly less glossy in the female. The male should only have black in his wings and tail and the female the same but can have black on her neck. The body is broad and deep and oblong in its shape. It has a broad flat back with a medium sized tail. The earlobes are red in colour as are the eyes. They have yellow legsTweet
Rhode Island Red For Sale
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Rhode Island Red large fowl
Description: Rhode Island Reds, approx 18 weeks old. We are open every weekend during the winter, just call or message first, or visit our website at noddyspurebreeds.co.uk. PLEASE CONTACT BEFORE MAKING PAYMENT REGARDING STOCK.
Cockerels for Sale
Description: Rhode Island Red Cockerels that are just over 20 weeks are for sale. I hatched these out under a broody hen and have been raised by her in a large enclosure and the back garden. They are a good size cockerel and a pure breed, that are getting rare in the UK. I have 2 cockerels available to choose from, with the fertile eggs originally coming from a local farm in Leicestershire. £5 per cockerel as these have got to go. Why not add a cockerel to your hens to start producing fertile pure breed Rhode Island Red eggs or some hybrid hens? Grab a bargain! I DO NOT HAVE ANY HENS FOR SALE, only 2 pure breed Rhode Island Red cockerels. I will not be selling them to someone who wants to kill them and eat then either!
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Breeder Clubs for Rhode Island Red
Rhode Island Red Club
Telephone: 01364 72394
Scottish Rhode Island Red Club
Telephone: 01555 840867