Friday, August 26, 2011

Growing up .... Rhode Island Red

This is one of my favorite breeds and is truly an American class hero. Developed in the early part of this century in the state of Rhode Island, they have maintained their reputation as a dual purpose fowl throughout the years.
5 month old RIR cockeral- Reserve American Class Champion

this is me as a baby...wasn't I cute?
Outstanding for production and show qualities, they have led the contests for brown egg layers time after time. No other heavy breed lays more or better eggs than the Rhode Island Reds. I currently have two strains and I'm keeping up the fine reputation of this old favorite. My baby chicks are a rusty red color and the mature birds are a variety of mahogany red. I have several of them in conditioning pens getting ready for some winter shows.

Back view

This guy still has a lot of filling out to do in this picture but look at the type. He has the "Brick" shaped body. He also has a nice level back. His front, back and tail are all proportionate and his legs are centered with his back.


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