Descended from Rhode Island Reds, the New Hampshire Red has gone through enough changes through selective breeding to warrant being recognized as a new breed. The New Hampshire Red produces more meat and fewer eggs. The New Hampshire Red also grows more quickly. This breed produces large brown eggs, and while fewer than the Rhode Island, it is still a good number enough to also categorize the breed as a dual purpose. New Hampshire Reds have beautiful reddish brown feathers, and hens make great mothers. Hardy in winter, and docile, they make a great addition to your flock, but be advised their personalities can vary widely and some may be competitive or aggressive with other chickens.