Want A Bit Of American History? You Can't Go Past The Rhode Island Red!
A rich red/brown colour. A superb looking bird with some black in the wings and tail feathers. They are smart, endearing, very trusting and social and people orientated. You will love their interest in people and their inquisitiveness!
This breed originated in America (from a place called Rhode Island, go figure!) and is the source of most commercial cross breeds used today. It is chosen because of its egg production ability and its resilience as such a strong breed. At Barter & Sons we keep the Rhode Island true to its breed. A pure bred in every sense and another original purebred from our hatchery start up in 1933.
|Makes a great family pet
|Calm and friendly temperament
|Nice natured, settled in nature
|Not at all flighty
|Live well housed together
|Lives well with other breeds
|Good layer (up to 5 eggs per week)
|Medium to large, light brown egg
|Lays from 28 - 30 weeks of age for their lifetime
|Can be a dutiful mother
|Robust in strong health in both hot and cold climates
|Very cold climate hardy
|Dependable egg layer in cold climate
NOTE: Chickens take time to hatch and grow. To make sure we do not have overcrowding or unwanted stock, we hatch according to anticipated demand. For this reason some ages or even breeds may not be available all the time. The available ages are clearly indicated below in the “Choose Your Chickens Age” dropdown box.