Large/heavy (7-8 lb).
History, Origins, and About the Breed
Rhode Island Reds are more common than Rhode Island Whites. The breed was developed in the state of Rhode Island in the 19th century. They are the official Rhode Island state bird! They were extremely popular in the US in generations past for their prolific egg-laying and all-around hardiness, and are still champion egg-layers.
Active, yet also somewhat docile and calm. Roosters are known to be on the aggressive side. Rhode Island Reds work well for confinement or free range.
Very robust, hardy in both heat and cold. Combs are vulnerable to frostbite.
Not prone to broodiness.
Prolific! Truly one of, if not the, top heavy breed, brown egg producer. Production at around 5 eggs/week.
Large, single, or rose combs.