Rhode Island Red
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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, Langshan, Black Red Malay, Hamburg 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 Rock | Black Rock Maran
Description: From March 27th we have these point of lay birds available. You can view the full choice online at www.eastsussexsmallholders.co.uk - and then either drop a text and pop to come and see us, or place an order online. Either way, you will be selecting your own birds when you arrive on our smallholding, and it's completely OK to fall in love with a different bird once you get here. We are on the A22 between Hailsham and Uckfield - about 10 mins outside of Lewes, just 15 miles outside of Brighton. We also have a wide variety of ornamental birds, Polands, Pekins, Brahmas, Sablepoot (Booted Bantams) and of course, the gorgeous Silkies! We are open every day between 9.30-5pm, to buy, or to view, please make an appointment if you can, just in case we are out walking the dogs or feeding the pigs. You can text or call 07540 633909.
Rhode Island Red large fowl
Description: 16+ week old Rhode Island Red. £30 each Please visit www.noddyspurebreeds.co.uk for other breeds or find us on Facebook
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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