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The Rhodebar was developed in the 1940ís from the Golden Brussbars and Rhode Island Reds. It is an extremely rare breed and on the Rare Breeds Survival Trustís watch list of endangered poultry. It is auto-sexing, meaning that it can be sexed at day old.
It was developed to be an excellent layer, a trait it inherited from the very popular Rhode Island Red and also the advantage of being sexed at day old.
They look similar to the Rhode Island Red but have a fine buff barring and a black tip to the tail. They are a utility bird capable of producing up to 200-tinted brown egg a year and weighing up to 9lb.