Rhode Island Red
The Rhode Island Red breed was created by Dr. R. D. Crawford from 20 males and 50 females in 1985. It was developed from Asiatic black-red fowls of Shanghai, Malay and Java types, bred on the farms of Rhode Island Province.
Both the males and females have a medium size head, carried horizontally and slightly forward. They have large, oval, prominent eyes. They have a single, medium sized comb with 5, well-defined points, or a rose comb.
Both sexes have reddish-horn beaks, red eyes, bright red comb/face/wattles/ear-lobes, and rich yellow, or reddish-horn color shanks and roes. A line of red pigment down the sides of their shanks extending to the tip of the toes may be present.