The Rhode Island Red is a breed with superior exhibition qualities.
They have rectangular bodies that are relatively long, solid, and well-proportioned. They have tight and compact feathers, which is a trait inherited from the Malay breed. Their tails are positioned at a 45-degree angle.
Rhode Island Reds have red ear lobes, wattles, and combs, with red or orange eyes. They also have yellow skins, legs, and feet. Their beaks are horn or yellowish.