Rhode Island Red Chicks can also be found as part of the Happy Homestead Special
Rhode Island Red Chickens have been a historically very popular breed in the United States due largely to their versatility and their large, brown eggs. Our Rhode Island Reds have a single comb. They are heat and cold hardy birds.
The original Rhode Island Reds were developed in Massachusetts and Rhode Island in the late 1800s. Several breeds contributed to the genetic makeup of RIRs: Malay, Shangai, Java, and Brown Leghorn. There were both rose comb and single comb varieties. Today, the single comb is far more common, and it is the type we sell.
Rhode Island Reds quickly gained popularity and became one of the best-known chickens in the world. The American Poultry Association's Standard of Perfection accepted the single comb variety of the breed in 1904.
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