Rhode Island Red Chicken (Exhibition Type)

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  • Rhode Island Red Chicken (Exhibition Type) – Sold as Baby Chicks Only
       Minimums – Not Sexed = 3
                                  Female = 3
                                  Male = 1
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Rhode Island Red Chicken (Exhibition Type)

The single comb Rhode Island Red is a distinctly American breed. It was developed in Rhode Island and Massachusetts and admitted to the Standard of Perfection in 1904. These old type Rhode Island Reds were large and blocky, with dark mahogany plumage. And the hens tended toward broodiness. At one time this was the most popular breed in the United States. Starting in the 1940s, Rhode Island Reds were selectively bred for more efficient egg production. Developing an efficient production breed involves an increase in laying and a decrease in both broodiness and body size, resulting in more eggs at less cost. With an increased focus on laying, the birds grew less docile. And with a reduced focus on the breed’s appearance, the plumage became a lighter shade of red.  In 2019, Cackle Hatchery® began breeding the original exhibition type. We acquired our start from Rhode Island Red breeder Ruth Lee Caron. Her strain came from Grand Master Exhibitor Lloyd Flanagan of Texas. Flanagan has worked with his bloodline for more than 30 years and was inducted into the Rhode Island Red Club Hall of Fame in 2001. His bloodline maintains the original rich color, brick shape, docile nature, and broodiness. Exhibition Rhode Island Reds are popular in showrooms and often appear on Champion Row. If you are seeking a sharp-looking breed that will do well at exhibition, check out these single comb exhibition type Rhode Island Red chickens offered by Cackle Hatchery®.

We also offer the Rhode Island Red (Production Type)

Many people who like this breed of chicken also like the miniature version of the breed (bantam) the Rhode Island Red Bantam Chicken.

We also have the Rhode Island Red Started Pullet (Production Type) available to order.

We also offer at limited times of the year Rhode Island Red Fertile Hatching Eggs (Production Type)

4 reviews for Rhode Island Red Chicken (Exhibition Type)

  1. Joseph G Evans

    Very healthy and active as chick, big beautiful calm flock members, ordered 2 years ago and highly recommend, roos have a large comb for my norther climate but manageable.

  2. plumcrazy1469

    THESE ARE THE MOST “CHILL”, SWEET, CHICKENS I HAVE OWNED WITHOUT SPENDING MANY HOURS PAMPERING THEM…THEY ARE NATURALLY CALM. I MUST BE CAREFUL WHEN WALKING NEAR THEM AS THEY GET “UNDER FOOT” VERY EASILY….THESE ARE MY ALL TIME FAVORITE NOW….JUST LOVE THEM!!!.OH, AND THE BEAUTIFUL DEEP MAHOGANY COLOR IS DIFFICULT TO DESCRIBE. JUST STUNNING!!.SO HAPPY THAT I PURCHASED THESE…THANKS CACKLE HATCHERY FOR HAVING THEM AVAILABLE.

  3. audra oldham

    These are really dark red old fashioned type RIR. They have such adorable personality. The roos are not really aggressive but a few decided to try it once or twice as they got older. These birds are huge. Seriously huge. The roos are every bit 11 lbs. This is also a bit of a downside for the breed. They need a lot of feed and room to roam to be productive. I found this to be true with several large bodied chickens. So I do recommend these Heritage RIR because they are really cool birds but make sure they have lots of yard. It will help keep from spending a lot on bag feed. They lay on par with other heritage breeds. Not as prolific as say the New Hampshire but on par with Sussex.

  4. Thomas Tribble

    Very satisfied with these exhibition Rhode island reds! They have been good healthy birds. I really like the quality they are. This is also the first time we ordered from Cackle Hatchery. I’m very impressed with them. We ordered 20 straight run of these RIR’s and they sent us 3 extras! We only have 6 males. We will definitely be ordering from Cackle in the future! I certainly recommend the exhibition Rhode island reds and recommend Cackle Hatchery!

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Breed Facts

  • Poultry Show Class: American Class
  • Weights: Hen—–6 1/2 lbs
    Rooster——8 1/2 lbs
    Pullet–5 1/2 lbs
    Cockerel—–7 1/2 lbs
  • Purpose and Type: Exhibition/Show Type
  • Egg Shell Color: Brown
  • Egg Production: 200-250 eggs per year (estimates only, see FAQ)
  • Egg Size: Large
  • Temperament: Active
  • Gender Accuracy: 80-85%
  • Fertility Percentage: 65-80%
  • Broody: Variable
  • Mating Ratio: 6 Females to 1 Male
  • Roost Height: 2 to 4 feet
  • Country of Origin: United States, Rhode Island
  • APA: Yes, Recognized by the American Standard of Perfection in 1904
  • TLC: Yes, Watch Status, Considered a sustainable heritage chicken breed
  • Breeder Farm Source: Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm has been developing our bloodline or strain of pure Rhode Island Red Exhibition Type since 2019..

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