We got two RIRs in a batch of ten chicks. We got them from a trusted local breeder, although I wouldn't know the difference between a RIR and a Production Red. Ours are small and friendly. They don't want to be held like the Buff Orpington or the Silkies, but they let us pet them. The only downside is that they are incredibly loud. They are louder than our two cockerels and I'm considering whether or not to give them away. I can't imagine the neighbors appreciate them. They are five months old and I don't know if they are laying yet.