Rhode Island Red

Breed Rating (24 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 legs

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Rhode Island Red large fowl

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Description: Rhode Island Red, growers to point of lay, all hatched from our own breeding stock, parent birds can be viewed if required. We also have a few cockerels available. We are in most days but please call/text first if you would like to visit. We also have other breeds so please take a look at www.noddyspurebreeds.co.uk. PLEASE CONTACT REGARDING STOCK AVAILABILITY BEFORE MAKING PAYMENT.

Rhode Island Red Hens - POL

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Description: I have a few lovely Rhode Island Red hens for sale. They are 20 - 22 weeks old so are just about to start laying their beautiful dark brown eggs. These birds have been lovingly reared on our smallholding. They have been vaccinated and wormed and are kept in large grassy pens. You are very welcome to come and visit before you buy.

Rhode Island Red pullets x 3

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Description: We have three Rhode Island Red pullets for sale, all sisters from this year's broody hatch. You can see the long-standing flock they're from for an idea of parentage, they really are lovely looking girls. The photograph shows two of them a week ago, the third is in another photograph but we can only upload one in the advert. We can also demonstrate our Eglu Cubes if you did visit.

Latest Reviews For Rhode Island Red (5 of 24)

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great chicken - Cleo,

I had a rooster when I was raising my chickens as I lived in the country, and if I left the back door open he can looking for me. I could lay my hand on his back and he'd squat to the ground and let me pick him up. Friendly too.

A fabulous chicken - Janet,

I've had a few Rhode Island Reds and have been impressed by each of them. My favorite hen, Chick Chick, would go for walks with me down by the creek. She also liked to sit on the shelf outside my front window and stare inside at me as if to say, I want to be in the big hen house with you! Every day she would come into my garage and lay one beautiful brown egg in a box of rags I kept under my workbench. I think they are a good looking chicken and a lot of fun to have.


This breed is one of the best breeds in our history of keeping chickens, nice on the eye and fabulous egg production (for a pure bred). My birds are exceptionally friendly. Only thing to look out for is the rich deep red colouring (not brown)

chalk&cheese - Nigel, Durham,

I have two rir in my small flock mabel is the friendliest hen you could ever wish to keep, her sister lena, short for evillena is the devil reincarnated, such a unfriendly girl.dont know where we went wrong with her, but we live in hope that she can change.

beautiful chicken - Abdul,

I've got a big rhode island red rooster very loving and friendly. I can't live without him. He's my morning alarm clock.

Breeder Clubs for Rhode Island Red

Rhode Island Red Club

Telephone: 01364 72394

Scottish Rhode Island Red Club

Telephone: 01555 840867

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