Rhode Island Red Chicken

The Rhode Island Red is a breed of chicken raised for meat and eggs, and also as show birds. They are a popular choice for backyard flocks because of their egg laying abilities and hardiness. The Rhode Island Red is the state bird of Rhode Island. The bird's feathers are rust-colored, but darker shades are known, including maroon bordering on black. Their eyes are red-orange and they have yellow feet, with reddish-brown beaks. Chicks are a light red to tan color with two dark brown bars running down their backs.  Rhode Island Reds are specially known for their frequent laying of brown e..

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