Rhode Island State Bird

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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