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Rhode Island Mahogany Rose Comb

Rhode Island
Mahogany/Rose Comb Created by stephanie1992

Breed Information, Comments, and Experience with breed:

One of the best known breeds, the RIR is a good layer of large brown eggs and as a dual purpose breed also can supply a fair-sized roaster. The hens will rarely go broody and can produce around 260 eggs per year. Developed in Rhode Island in the 1830s, various breeds were used in their makeup, including Malays, Cochins and Brown Leghorns. The single combed variety was admitted to the APA's Standard of Perfection in 1904 and the rose combed birds a year later. The cock will weigh about 8 1/2 pounds and the hens run about one pound lighter. (copied from feathersight) Very Sweet natured, non aggressive, Great for Showing, Deep red color, females look the same but without the large green tail and spurs. Feathers Shiny, Bright yellow legs,(roosters have red on the side of legs) Brightly colored face, Name of cockrel in pic is BIG RED
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Rose Comb Rhode Island Red Bantam Cokrel. a year old. Show Quality.

Comments (3)

About 15 years ago I had a Big Red Rooster named big red. I gave him to a young girl named Emily in Ohio. She is now going to school in Arkansa to be a Poutlry Scientiest. He won a lot of Thropys at the shows. bob
lol i named this bird in the pic Big Red even tho he was a bantam because he acted bigger than all my other roos. He Got First at his shows when he was older. I sold him a few months ago because he wouldnt mate the hens
I saw that he was a bantam. Rose comb bantams are rare. nice bird. bob
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