Tuesday, September 27News That Matters

Tag: rhode island red vs black australorp

Rhode Island Red vs Black Australorp vs Barred Plymouth Rock: Which is the Best to Raise

Rhode Island Red vs Black Australorp vs Barred Plymouth Rock: Which is the Best to Raise

Chickens
Since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, more and more Filipinos are trying to grow heritage chicken in their backyard but the confusion on what breed to raise always results in a lot of questions through social media private messages. Currently, there are three very common and popular breeds and they are Rhode Island Red (RIR), Barred Plymouth Rock (BPR), and Black Australorp (BA). There are also other breeds like Buff Orpington, Light Sussex, and Brahma but most of them, especially the Brahma, are more on show type rather than for human consumption. Since the beginning of this year, the supply of heritage chicken day-old chicks has plummeted and newcomers are having difficulty finding quality breeds. Other people on the other hand are taking for granted selling low-quality,...