The hens are famous for being prolific layers of delicious brown eggs. Many hybrid or crossbreed hens used for commercial egg production are part Rhode Island Red   These are large, long lived chickens that lay cream-coloured eggs and are known for their docile nature.
     
These are very large chickens with distinctive feathering. They are best kept in dry conditions to prevent their feathery feet getting muddy.   Also known as the Bremen, the Emden has completely white plumage and normally reach one metre in height.
         
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