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What breed are these red hens?

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Sorry the picture is not that great with my big rooster Bob blocking the view, I'll try and get a better one. I got these 5 girls from someone who did not know what they were, 4 light red and one dark. They are super good layers and lay large light brown eggs but one lays a dark brown egg and they are pretty petite birds.
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Production Reds. I would say your lights girls are more likely New Hampshire Reds and your dark hen probably a production-type Rhode Island Red.

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
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agreed

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agreed

So do I.

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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!

 

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And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

--William Shakespeare

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Originally Posted by calamarie View Post

Sorry the picture is not that great with my big rooster Bob blocking the view, I'll try and get a better one. I got these 5 girls from someone who did not know what they were, 4 light red and one dark. They are super good layers and lay large light brown eggs but one lays a dark brown egg and they are pretty petite birds.

The ones with white through the tail are red sexlinks, not Production Reds.

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The ones with white through the tail are red sexlinks, not Production Reds.

I was thinking sex-links also, only because of their personality. They are super curious always pecking at anything on me when i'm in the coop, they come right up to you and follow you around and my black sexlinks do the exact same thing. they do have some white through the tail but seem to be molding or something so they look kind of goofy at the moment. So then the other one would be a Rhode Island red? 

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The other one looks like she's dark enough to be labeled Rhode Island Red by a hatchery, but she's not dark enough for the breed standard.

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