Rhode Island State Bird: Rhode Island red chicken
Scientific Name: Gallus gallus
State Bird Description: The Rhode Island red is a domestic chicken that is raised primarily for eggs and meat and sometimes referred to as a show bird. The Rhode Island Red is like it's name implies mostly a red or rust color with red-orange eyes and yellow legs and weigh between 6 to 9 pounds. The Rhode Island Red was originally bread in Little Compton, Rhode Island.
Where It's Found: The Rhode Island Red can be found on many farms and in many backyards due to it's exceptional ability to lay eggs.
Rhode Island State Bird Dedication: 1954