Rhode Island Red chicken

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Rhode Island Red chicken,

American breed of poultrypoultry,
domesticated fowl kept primarily for meat and eggs; including birds of the order Galliformes, e.g., the chicken, turkey, guinea fowl, pheasant, quail, and peacock; and natatorial (swimming) birds, e.g., the duck and goose.
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, no longer raised commercially, but still maintained for use in breeding programs. See Red Rock chickenRed Rock chicken,
the only chicken still popular to any large extent in the United States today for both meat and eggs. It resulted from a cross between a Rhode Island Red male and a Plymouth Rock female.
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Rhode Island Red chickens are a traditional breed of poultry and are similar in flavor to the Beldi chickens.
The dead birds were 22-week-old Rhode Island Red chickens which were bought by the smallholding two weeks ago, bringing their total number of chickens to 45.
The Rhode Island Red chickens play a very important role at the Fetzer vineyard.

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