Rhode Island White Chicken

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Other common names: RIW;Production Rhode Island White Chicken

The basics:
The Rhode Island White Chicken was developed in Rhode Island in the late 1880's. It was created by crossing Cochin, White Wyandotte and White Leghorn chickens. The Rhode Island White Chicken was first accepted into the American Poultry Association's Standard of Perfection in 1922. It also appears in a bantam size.

The Rhode Island White is a distinct breed from the popular Rhode Island Red Chicken, though the two breeds are commonly crossed to create Red Sex Link Chickens.

Types: Bantam, Largefowl
Varieties (Rose & Single Comb) White
Uses: Eggs, Meat, Preservation
Bantam: 30 - 34 oz
Largefowl: 6.5 - 8.5 lbs
Personality: These are easy going birds, that sometimes have a bit of spunk
Broody: Occasionally
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Very Good (4/week)
Egg color: Brown
Egg size: Jumbo

What else you should know:
Individuals that have single combs are production hatchery fowl, and do not represent the American Standard of Perfection.


egg production, lovely dual purpose, meat bird, friendliest breed, personalities


confinement, Slightly smaller chicken


4H children, brownorange tinted eggs

Rhode Island White Chicken Behavior Tip

Rhode Island White Chicken

From tastahlecker Jan 7 2014 9:14AM


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