Rhode Island, Rhode Island Red Chicken
From a road trip Maine to New Mexico, 2015. Bird #1x. Disclaimer: this is a hybrid bird. The Daffoni's poultry farmer told me nobody he knows has a pure strain of RI red chickens. They eat too much, are too big, too feisty, and lay small eggs. Banks don't lend money on them after the 1950s growth of agribusiness and reduction in local farms. I'll have to return and find the pure strain at the RI state fair. I've gotten a tip on poultry shows I might go to in the spring.