Rhode Island Red

Probably the most widely recognized breed of chicken, the Rhode Island Red is very well known for its egg laying abilities. The Rhode Island Red was accepted into the American Standard of Perfection in 1904. The Rhode Island Red is a fairly calm breed and is suitable for backyard flocks. The Rhode Island Red is also very good at adapting to hot and cold temperatures, which makes it a good choice for most hobby chicken keepers. The Rhode Island Red lays brown eggs, and is one of the more productive breeds available.