Rhode Island Reds

Calm, Friendly, Intelligent

Recognized Color Varieties

  • Single Comb

  • Rose Comb

Breed Traits

Rhode Island Reds are a favorite among backyard chicken owners because of their ideal combination of high production, tolerant nature, and friendly personality. Although the breed used to be very red, the modern breed of Rhode Island Reds is more of a deep reddish brown with a small bit of black feathering. It has bright red eyes, a single comb, and bright yellow legs. These birds are heat and cold tolerant, and they will generally adapt themselves to any home they are given, making them a perfect breed for beginners. Reds are friendly and calm birds with a lot of personality. They are inquisitive, fairly smart, and tend to be very aware of their surroundings.

Breed History

Rhode Island Reds are one of the most popular standard American breeds. As their name implies, they originated in New England. 

Quick Facts

Peak Egg Production

Excellent: Approx 280-300

Egg Size

Large

Egg Color

Brown

Tolerant of Confinement

Yes

Cold Hardy

Yes

Heat Tolerant

Yes

Broody

No

American Poultry Association

American

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