The Red Shaver is a sex linked breed of chicken developed in Canada. Pullets are reddish-brown in colour with white underfeathers, while males are white with a few red markings on the feathers. It is a hardy, dual-purpose breed laying brown eggs and dressing out between three and five pounds. They have a reputation of being a quiet breed. Red Shaver chickens are used most frequently in small flocks for small farms.
Red shaver hens can lay from 305 to 315 eggs a year, and are reported to be prolific producers of large brown eggs. One four-year-old Red Shaver chicken in Ottawa was credited with laying an egg with a mass of 143 grams, which is almost three times the size of a standard medium egg (Typically a medium egg is 49 g, a jumbo egg is 70 g).
Body weight at 18 weeks is about 3 1⁄2 lbs., and after one year of laying weight between 4 1⁄2 to 5 lbs.
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