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Rhode Island Red in the Philippines: What You Need to Know

Rhode Island Red in the Philippines: What You Need to Know

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Rhode Island Red is arguably the most popular American heritage breed in the Philippines. Because of its high demand, many fake RIRs are 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. Rhode Island Red Brief History The Rhode Island Red was bred 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 the Malay. The State of Rhode Island celebrated the centenary of the breed in 1954 when the Rhode Island Red Monument was ra...
Growing Rhode Island Red Chickens in the Philippines

Growing Rhode Island Red Chickens in the Philippines

Poultry
Growing Rhode Island Red chickens in the Philippines started to gain popularity during the start of the Covid19 pandemic in early 2020. People were confined to their homes so they had no choice but to explore other ways to make extra income. The Rhode Island Red (RIR) breed of chicken is not native to the Philippines. It is one of the American heritage chicken breeds which become the most popular backyard chicken breed not only in the US but also in other parts of Europe. In Australia, it is also widely farmed next to Australia's Black Australorp. Rhode Island Red Characteristics The color of the plumage of the traditional Rhode Island red ranges from a lustrous deep pink to almost black; the tail is mostly black. The comb may be either single or rose-comb; it is vivid red, as are the ear...