I believe it is area specific for the demand.
Edited by stryker - 4/7/16 at 6:16pm
I feel your pain! lol It can be slow going in some threads on BYC. Other threads I can't keep up with! I really hope demand increases for this breed. They are some amazing birds; beautiful in person, and they lay like crazy! Bonus: our cockerels have been posing like politicians in a blue collar community lately. Just really stunning chickens.
We recently got some heritage Rhode Island Reds from Ken Weaver(Fred's line) and I can't wait for them to mature so we can start breeding a darker color into our RB's. Our RB's are GFF lines and are top notch birds, but I'd really like a darker color. The darker the better IMO. I don't know what the standard is, though. Finding that info has been a bit difficult. I know it's pretty much the same as the RIR's, but wasn't sure about coloring.
In over our head and loving every minute! Currently fancying Old School Rhode Island Reds, Blue Laced Red Wyandottes, Rhodebars, B/B/S Australorps
It's about sewing new seeds and strengthening old roots.