“I have 12. Asked for 10, gave me 12, didn't lose any. They are now 24 weeks and all are laying except 1, maybe 2. I am averaging 10 a day right now. One nice thing i noticed is they all are done laying by noon. My last batch of mixed would lay till 4 or even 5 pm. I really like that. I go out at noon, and that's it. So far, the eggs are white or a bit cream colored, nice hard shells. I am...” --scwheeler24
“I purchased 2, one week old pullets from ideal poultry in September. To my surprise they began growing black feathers instead of white ones! I thought I had somehow got 2 roosters. I asked Ideal Poultry about this and got this response Quote: "I talked to our farm manager and he did say that some of our females do have the black gene show up from time to time. It is not a...” --mangobees
Production Blacks were developed by Ideal Poultry in the early 1960's. They are a combination of several breeds but are basically a black, silver barred plumage bird, which has a plumage color pattern similar to Barred Plymouth Rocks. This breed is the most efficient white egg producer of the breeds and varieties that are not primarily white. They breed true; however, they have not been...
“I have six of these birds; they are GORGEOUS! They are the cutest little things ever! The little roosters strut around as if they own the world! I get 2 eggs a day from 5 hens. They are scared of everyone but the pros out-weigh the cons. I definitely recommend these chickens!” --austrolover1
“This strain from Cackle Hatchery is very typical of the original standard Rhode Island Red. These are not flighty birds at all. They have short wings compared to other bantams. Feathering is dark and beautifully designed. Roos seem to mature earlier than pullets. Of 16 live chicks delivered I lost 2 within the 1st two weeks. The other 14 are very healthy. ...” --Sagetown