The Rhode Island Red is an American breed of domestic chicken. It is the state bird of Rhode Island. It was developed there and in Massachusetts in the late nineteenth century, by cross-breeding birds of Oriental origin such as the Malay with brown Leghorn birds from Italy.
Primary use: dual-purpose meat/eggs
Egg production (annual): 260
Egg size: Large
Recognized variety: Rose Comb, Single Comb
Egg color: Brown