Production Red Chicken

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The basics:
The Production Red was created by crossing Rhode Island Reds, New Hampshires, and Leghorns. The purpose of the bird was to be a superior egg brown egg layer and relatively meaty animal. The Production Red became very popular, and almost pushed the Rhode Island Red to the brink of extinction by the 1950’s. Today, many Rhode Island Red’s sold by hatcheries are Production Reds.

Types: Largefowl
Varieties (Single Comb): Rusty Brown
Uses: Eggs
Weight: 5 - 7 lbs
Personality: Hens tend to be social and easily tamed. Roosters can be aggressive.
Broody: No
Preferred Climate: Any
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Excellent (5/week)
Egg color: Brown
Egg size: Jumbo

What else you should know:
Production Reds are very outgoing animals, that make great pets in a small flock. In a large flock they can be robotic, and tend to feather peck in kept in small quarters.


meat birds, choice hens, big beautiful eggs, excellent egg production, dual purpose breed




reddishbrown, practically fool proof

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