I have become quite enamored with the Rhode Island Reds for a number of reasons. I know they are very common, but as I continue to read I am understanding that the old very heavy darker birds are considered the pure line and the common hatchery ones are kind of a mixture of breeds. I have looked for more information about the pure line and finding the name of any breeders has become difficult. I found the Rhode island red club of america or someting like that And the information appears dated and not even sure if they are still active. Is there anyone that can give assistance in this matter I love the traditional look of the photos I have seen.