Rhode Island State Bird

The official Rhode Island state bird.
Rhode Island State Bird

Name: Rhode Island Red
Binomial Name: Gallus gallus
Adopted: Legislation of 1954

The Rhode Island Red (Gallus gallus) is a very popular breed of chicken. They are a domesticated bird that is raised for meat and eggs, and also as show birds.

Their feathers are a mahogany dark red-brown, bordering on black and they have reddish orange eyes and yellow feet. Rhode Island Red chicks are a light red to tan color with two dark brown bars running down their backs.

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