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RIR or mixed breed? 1 week old hatches?

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
I got these eggs on Craigslist. They were advertised as RIRs, but when I picked them up he said they were 3/4 RIRs and 1/4 Jersey Giant. He said he does this because it basically makes a larger RIR that lays bigger eggs.

Sooo,some of these are normal dark red RIR color with black tipped wings coming out. But some of the are super light almost tawny.

Did I get some red star mixes?

Thoughts?





Thank you!

LESLIE

Leslie

 

My Rooster: Black Copper Maran

My Hens: Barred Plymouth Rock, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Rhode Island Red, Black Austrolorp, White Plymouth Rock, Black Maran.

 

 

My Coop

http://www.backyardchickens.com/g/a/6437973/coop-is-ready-woo-hoo/

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Leslie

 

My Rooster: Black Copper Maran

My Hens: Barred Plymouth Rock, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Rhode Island Red, Black Austrolorp, White Plymouth Rock, Black Maran.

 

 

My Coop

http://www.backyardchickens.com/g/a/6437973/coop-is-ready-woo-hoo/

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post #2 of 4

When you have mixes,  They will look all  different and  not consistent.    ITS NOT A BAD THING..   You will be able to tell what is in them genetically better when they grow older.

 

WISHING YOU BEST.  Enjoy these cuties. :thumbsup

post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 
I Oh no worries, I think they are adorable! In my last batch I bought some "Polish" eggs and my best guess is Polish /cochin frizzles. They are adorable! So the mix doesn't really bother me as that's what I will end up with eventually anyway, I just wanted to start with known breeds.

Thanks!

Leslie

 

My Rooster: Black Copper Maran

My Hens: Barred Plymouth Rock, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Rhode Island Red, Black Austrolorp, White Plymouth Rock, Black Maran.

 

 

My Coop

http://www.backyardchickens.com/g/a/6437973/coop-is-ready-woo-hoo/

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Leslie

 

My Rooster: Black Copper Maran

My Hens: Barred Plymouth Rock, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Rhode Island Red, Black Austrolorp, White Plymouth Rock, Black Maran.

 

 

My Coop

http://www.backyardchickens.com/g/a/6437973/coop-is-ready-woo-hoo/

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post #4 of 4

They are definitely NOT Rhode Island Reds or New Hampshire Reds.  They appear to be a cross or something else altogether.  Hard to tell at this point.

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