Rhode Island Red

Rhode Island State Bird

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Rhode Island red rooster

Rhode Island red rooster; photo by Paul Williams on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution).

Rhode Island Red

The Rhode Island red chicken was designated the official state bird of Rhode Island in 1954. When the bill was signed into law, then-Governor Dennis J. Roberts stated: "The Rhode Island red has become a symbol of Rhode Islanders all over the world."

The Rhode Island Red was chosen during an election sponsored by the Audubon Society of Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Federation of Garden Clubs, and the Providence Journal Company (other contenders included the osprey and ruby-throated hummingbird).

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Images

Rhode Island red hen; photo by by David W Oliver on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Rhode Island red hen

Videos

Rhode Island Red Roosters and Hens Eating and Pecking