The Rhode Island White originated in 1888. It was developed by John Alonzo Jocoy of Peacedale, Rhode Island by crossing White Wyandottes with Partridge Cochins and Rose Comb White Leghorns. In 1903, he introduced the breed and offered them for sale. Development and improvement continued to make the bird more closely resembled the Rhode Island Red’s brick-like body shape. This distinctive shape helped to prevent the breed from looking like and being confused with White Wyandottes or White Plymouth Rock chickens.In 1922, the Rose Comb Rhode Island White was admitted to the American Poultry Association’s Standard of Perfection. It is a great all-purpose bird: a good egg-layer, it is also a hefty meat bird that reproduces well in natural environments.”