Rhode Island White Chickens

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by countryboy1, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. countryboy1

    countryboy1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone know of someone that will sell me rhodeisland white hatching eggs or chicks. I really want some please help.
     
  2. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    I think Opa has them
     
  3. Bluemoon420

    Bluemoon420 The Rooster Queen

    I don't think Opa has them. I've never seen RI whites when I was over there recently. I could be wrong though.

    Bluemoon
     
  4. Flippacase

    Flippacase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have an ri white hen. no fertile eggs though [​IMG]

    i read that the breed is very rare.
     
  5. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    someone on here has them or did
     
  6. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Are you wanting the single combed hatchery "RIWs", or the true rosecomb RIWs ?

    I think KellyHM has the rose combed ones.
     
  7. felixhoy

    felixhoy Out Of The Brooder

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    I see this is an old thread but in case anyone might want real RC Rhode Island White large chickens, I will have some for sale this 2014 season. Not until late spring and they are very nice birds. Some of the big hatcheries advertise SC RI White but they are NOT recognized and are smaller birds. The commercial birds are good layers and I do keep a few myself but the real RC RI Whites are truly wonderful chickens and very rare. felix
     
  8. lfranklin03

    lfranklin03 New Egg

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    Do your Rhode Island Whites have rose combs? Do you have any hatching eggs available for shipping or chicks available for shipping? This seems to be a cool breed that we need to protect. If not, where can you find the true Rhode Island Whites that are true to standards?
     
  9. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    cmom

    BYC member here has the real thing.
     
  10. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member


    Yes. Rhode Island White is an extremely rare breed. As often is the case, don't believe the stuff hatcheries put on their websites in terms of "breeds". 99% of the stuff they sell are healthy, affordable and available, but rarely are the birds even close to the Standard for the breeds they purport them to be.

    RIW are rose combed and only rose combed. Further, they must have the same brick shape as the Rhode Island Red, ie, the elongated block body, long flat back and protruding keel. They are held to the same Standard as the Reds, sans the color, of course.

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