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post #1 of 11
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I wanted to start a thread on the Rhode Island Whites. There are a few people that breed them and there are some hatchery's too. My birds originally came from Sand Hill Preservation. I actually brought them from someone who had gotten them from there but decided they didn't want RIW's, so I took them. Over the years I have been selectively breeding my best birds. They are friendly birds.

The Rhode Island White is a dual purpose breed and should only have rose combs. It is a moderately-sized, white birds, males weighing 8 1/2 lbs. and females 6 1/2 lbs. They have long, broad, and deep bodies which are carried horizontally, giving them an oblong and brick-like appearance. The Rhode Island Whites should have the same distinctive body carriage as the Rhode Island Reds. Their heads are fairly deep and are inclined to be flat on top rather than round. Though some single combed offspring do occasionally occur, the breed has been standardized only with a rose shaped comb.The beak of the Rhode Island White is yellow, legs and skin are also yellow. this breed have been known to more typically lay in the range of 240-250 eggs per year. They are good meat fowl and excellent layers of winter eggs. Rhode Island Whites are pleasant, easy going chickens and would make an enjoyable addition to any family farm. The Rhode Island White chicken continues to have its followers but not nearly as popular as the Rhode Island Reds.

Here are a few pictures.

 

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This is my Patty when she was a pullet.


Edited by cmom - 11/26/15 at 9:41am

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Pure Single Comb & Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds, Rose Comb Rhode Island Whites & Leghorns.

Member of the American Poultry Association, the Rhode Island Red Club of America, &

Central Florida Poultry Breeders Association. NPIP Certified Participant

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UPCOMING FLORIDA Swaps/Sales/Shows/Events - Georgia Too
Click Here --->  FLORIDA!!!!!ALWAYS SUNNY SIDE UP!!!  (BYC Florida Members Page)
Pure Single Comb & Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds, Rose Comb Rhode Island Whites & Leghorns.

Member of the American Poultry Association, the Rhode Island Red Club of America, &

Central Florida Poultry Breeders Association. NPIP Certified Participant

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post #2 of 11

Thanks for sharing that!  They are beautiful birds

"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

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"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by Bridebeliever View Post

Thanks for sharing that!  They are beautiful birds

2x agreed! How hard is it to find one of them for sale?
post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by chickens r life View Post


2x agreed! How hard is it to find one of them for sale?


Getting Rhode Island Whites is not particularly difficult as a number of hatcheries including Cackle Hatchery and Sand Hill Preservation Center sell them. However, getting show quality RIWs that measure up to SOP standards is another problem entirely.

post #5 of 11
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There aren't many people who breed them. I do show my RIWs and haven't gotten any champions with them yet,but have gotten Best of Breed.I have had mine for quite a few years.I tried to include a picture but my phone isn't cooperating. I think I did it.

HEY LOOK!!!
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Click Here --->  FLORIDA!!!!!ALWAYS SUNNY SIDE UP!!!  (BYC Florida Members Page)
Pure Single Comb & Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds, Rose Comb Rhode Island Whites & Leghorns.

Member of the American Poultry Association, the Rhode Island Red Club of America, &

Central Florida Poultry Breeders Association. NPIP Certified Participant

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HEY LOOK!!!
UPCOMING FLORIDA Swaps/Sales/Shows/Events - Georgia Too
Click Here --->  FLORIDA!!!!!ALWAYS SUNNY SIDE UP!!!  (BYC Florida Members Page)
Pure Single Comb & Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds, Rose Comb Rhode Island Whites & Leghorns.

Member of the American Poultry Association, the Rhode Island Red Club of America, &

Central Florida Poultry Breeders Association. NPIP Certified Participant

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post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by cmom View Post

There aren't many people who breed them. I do show my RIWs and haven't gotten any champions with them yet,but have gotten Best of Breed.I have had mine for quite a few years.I tried to include a picture but my phone isn't cooperating. I think I did it.


You did it. You have some beautiful RIWs. :o)

post #7 of 11
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I thought I'd post a picture of my Patty. She absolutely loves my husband and when I let the birds out she goes looking for him.

She is 3 years old.

HEY LOOK!!!
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Click Here --->  FLORIDA!!!!!ALWAYS SUNNY SIDE UP!!!  (BYC Florida Members Page)
Pure Single Comb & Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds, Rose Comb Rhode Island Whites & Leghorns.

Member of the American Poultry Association, the Rhode Island Red Club of America, &

Central Florida Poultry Breeders Association. NPIP Certified Participant

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HEY LOOK!!!
UPCOMING FLORIDA Swaps/Sales/Shows/Events - Georgia Too
Click Here --->  FLORIDA!!!!!ALWAYS SUNNY SIDE UP!!!  (BYC Florida Members Page)
Pure Single Comb & Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds, Rose Comb Rhode Island Whites & Leghorns.

Member of the American Poultry Association, the Rhode Island Red Club of America, &

Central Florida Poultry Breeders Association. NPIP Certified Participant

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post #8 of 11

Wow, she is a very pretty bird!  So sweet!

"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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post #9 of 11
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Wow, she is a very pretty bird!  So sweet!


X2 on Bridebeliever's post. :o)

post #10 of 11

I  love my  RI Whites  mine are  young  just 14  weeks ,i look forward  to them laying  their first eggs , mine  are  sweet with  good temperaments i love this breed , so  here are a  few pics of my RIW ,its so cute to see  them  all come running when they see me,  im glad i have the opportunity to get to know this breed ,  :thumbsup  

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