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What is Rhode Island Red (RIR) Chicken

What is Rhode Island Red (RIR) Chicken

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Rhode Island Red is arguably the most popular American heritage chicken breed in the Philippines. Because of its high demand, many fake RIR is starting to pop up swindling unsuspected customers. In this article, we are going to explain in detail what you need to know about RIR in the Philippines so the next time you buy you can avoid getting ripped off. Brief History The Rhode Island Red was developed in Rhode Island and Massachusetts in the second half of the nineteenth century, by selective breeding of birds of Oriental origin such as the Cochin, Java, Malay, and Shanghai with brown Leghorn birds from Italy. The characteristic deep red plumage is derived from Malay. The State of Rhode Island celebrated the centenary of the breed in 1954 when the Rhode Island Red Monument was raised at ...