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Is this normal for a Rhode Island Red / "Hatchery Red"?

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I got 3 reds "advertised as RIR" from a local lady trying to get rid of some of her straight run.  I noticed that 1 of the chicks has a fully brown head (Chick on the far left in bottom picture) and blue eyes?  Is that normal or acceptable for a supposed Rhode Island Red (even though we know it is just a production red). Or is it something else like an RSL?

post #2 of 7

Normal.

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agreed

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OK, cool thank you.   Out of the three reds I chose, that is the one which I am confident is a pullet, so glad to hear she may actually be within the correct breed.

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It's normal for a Production Red.

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It's normal for a Production Red.

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

Nature's first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay. --Robert Frost

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post #7 of 7

They all look like normal production red red chicks. :-)

Breeds I raise: Easter Eggers, Naked Necks, PROJECT white d'Uccles, Mille fleur d'Uccles, RI reds, Barred PR's, Assorted Cochins, GLW's, Sexlinks, Mutts, and one Lavender Orpington!

Turkeys: Bourbon Red ~ Standard Bronze

Ducks: Blue ripple and black Muscovys

 

 

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Breeds I raise: Easter Eggers, Naked Necks, PROJECT white d'Uccles, Mille fleur d'Uccles, RI reds, Barred PR's, Assorted Cochins, GLW's, Sexlinks, Mutts, and one Lavender Orpington!

Turkeys: Bourbon Red ~ Standard Bronze

Ducks: Blue ripple and black Muscovys

 

 

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