The New Hampshire Red is a breed of chicken which originated in the state of New Hampshire, United States. In 1935, the breed was accepted into the American Poultry Association’s Stand of Perfection. The New Hampshire Red is an evolved breed of the Rhode Island Red done through careful selective breeding. The procedure took place in New England, specifically in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
- Egg Size:
- Egg Color:
- Egg Laying Rating:
- Chicken Size:
Early maturity, rapid full feathering and production of large brown eggs are one of the superior qualities if the New Hampshire breeds.
New Hampshire Red chickens have rich chestnut-red color plumage, which is lighter than that of the Rhode Island Reds. The hen of these breed is fair in egg – laying ability, which makes it its primary purpose. The New Hampshire Red comes in medium and heavy size. For the latter, a rooster weighs around 3.9 kg and the hen weights around 2.9 kg. Given that fact, New Hampshire chickens can be good source of meat as well, just like broilers.