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US vs UK Lines Rhode Island Red: What’s the Difference

US vs UK Lines Rhode Island Red: What’s the Difference

Chickens
You may have heard about the RIR UK line or RIR US line online but have no idea what is the difference between the two. Or perhaps someone is selling a Rhode Island Red chicken with a US or UK line connected to it. In this article, we are going to explain the buzz around this controversial and rather intriguing topic – the so-called Rhode Island Red UK Line and Rhode Island Red US line. Breed Profile The Rhode Island Red was developed in the US state of Rhode Island in the 1890s. Crossing a large variety of other breeds including the Buff Cochin, Langshan, Black Red Malay, Hamburg, and Rose comb Leghorns together created the Rhode Island Red. They are recognized by their beautiful mahogany plumage, bright yellow legs, and brick-shaped body. Rhode Island is another bird created for both m...
Why Heritage Chicken Breeds are so Expensive in the Philippines

Why Heritage Chicken Breeds are so Expensive in the Philippines

Chickens
In the past couple of weeks, we are receiving a number of questions through phone and social media asking why Rhode Island Red (RIR), Barred Plymouth Rock (BPR), and Black Australorp (BA) chicks are very expensive and it is always hard to explain via phone or through private messages on Facebook. So, in this article, we are going to explain in detail why the price of heritage chicken breeds is too high compared to those native breeds and hybrids like Kabir, SASSO, Hubbard, Dominant CZ, and others. Before we continue, the current price of RIR dark mahogany (non-show type) day-old chicks in Luzon is around ₱230.00 to ₱280.00, while the production type RIR is from ₱130 to ₱150 (Dominant Red). Black Australorp is around ₱150 to ₱180 while Barred Rock is around ₱150 on average. For beginn...
Are Production Red Chickens Rhode Island Red (RIR)?

Are Production Red Chickens Rhode Island Red (RIR)?

Chickens
Surely, growing both American heritage and Philippine native chickens are gaining popularity. There is an increasing demand for American breeds like Rhode Island Red, Black Australorp, Orpingtons, Sussex, Brahma, Jersey Giant, and the like. Even dual-purpose hybrids like SASSO, Kabir, Dominant CZ, and Hubbard are getting more and more popular as many people want to grow chickens in their backyard – both for extra income, and a hobby. However, as the number of people who want to grow chickens increases, the confusion and arguments are also getting intense. As the argument between SASSO and Kabir remain an occasionally hot topic, the dispute between Rhode Island Red and Production Red is also getting attention. Many people who are selling Production Reds on Social Media are calling the...