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Married to an Air Force Captain, living on 50 acres, 5 stocked ponds ( I love my koi and catfish ), 5 horses, 2 kids. ( my dogs), 5 sheep, 4 goats, 1 longhorn, 5 cats. 2 parrots. And I'm very excited to have chickens again ( after 6 years)!
EE's, Tetras, Bantams, Cochin Bantams, Rhode Island reds, buff orpingtons, guineas, and hopefully a lot more!
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Married to an Air Force Captain, living on 50 acres, 5 stocked ponds ( I love my koi and catfish ), 5 horses, 2 kids. ( my dogs), 5 sheep, 4 goats, 1 longhorn, 5 cats. 2 parrots. And I'm very excited to have chickens again ( after 6 years)!
EE's, Tetras, Bantams, Cochin Bantams, Rhode Island reds, buff orpingtons, guineas, and hopefully a lot more!
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The white one is a white leghorn male, and the red one is a Rhode Island Red female.
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You don't throw a whole life away just because their beaten up a little~

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This is about life being ahead of you and you run at it... because you never know how far you can go, unless you run~
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agree

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How old are your birds? I agree that the white one is a White Leghorn, but in the profile shot of it (4th picture down), unless it is younger than I think it is, it looks like a pullet to me. Also, given the lightness its red shade and the lack of body depth, I think the red one is actually a Production Red pullet although it may well have been marketed by a hatchery as a Rhode Island Red. Technically speaking, there is little or no difference between Production Reds, hatchery quality Rhode Island Reds, and hatchery quality New Hampshires except the specific shade of red. If their red gene birds are of a darker shade of red (closer to mahogany), the hatcheries usually market them as RIRs. If they are of a lighter shade of red (closer to chestnut), they usually market them as New Hampshires (or sometimes by the totally incorrect name of New Hampshire Reds). And if the shade of red is somewhere down the middle or uneven, they market them as Production Reds.


Edited by Michael OShay - 10/20/15 at 7:06pm
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Originally Posted by Michael OShay View Post

How old are your birds? I agree that the white one is a White Leghorn, but in the profile shot of it (4th picture down), unless it is younger than I think it is, it looks like a pullet to me. Also, given the lightness its red shade and the lack of body depth, I think the red one is actually a Production Red pullet although it may well have been marketed by a hatchery as a Rhode Island Red. Technically speaking, there is little or no difference between Production Reds, hatchery quality Rhode Island Reds, and hatchery quality New Hampshires except the specific shade of red. If their red gene birds are of a darker shade of red (closer to mahogany), the hatcheries usually market them as RIRs. If they are of a lighter shade of red (closer to chestnut), they usually market them as New Hampshires (or sometimes by the totally incorrect name of New Hampshire Reds). And if the shade of red is somewhere down the middle or uneven, they market them as Production Reds.

Yes, but I think that's a differnt white leghorn.
You don't throw a whole life away just because their beaten up a little~

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
This is about life being ahead of you and you run at it... because you never know how far you can go, unless you run~
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You don't throw a whole life away just because their beaten up a little~

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
This is about life being ahead of you and you run at it... because you never know how far you can go, unless you run~
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Yes, but I think that's a differnt white leghorn.


I just saw augiedranch's other post and I agree that it is, and given the size and redness of its comb at only 9 weeks (he gives the age in the other post), I agree that the White Leghorn in the bottom pic is a cockerel. :o)

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