Originating in 1888, the rose comb variety of the Rhode Island White was admitted to the APA in 1922. Cackle Hatchery® Breeding Farms only offer the single comb variety. The Rhode Island White chicken breed has a broad, deep body with horizontal carriage, close tightly feathered brick-like appearance, with a broad flat head. This chicken breed is a great winter egg layer of rich large brown eggs, very docile and good dual layer/meat fowl. The Rhode Island White Hen is also used in creating our Cinnamon Queen and Golden Comet breeds. Raising chickens can be fun and enjoyable with these very friendly hens.
General mating ratio is 10 females to 1 male for birds 6 months to 2 years of age.
General sleeping/roosting comfort height for this breed is a roost pole 2-4 feet high.