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:idunnoWe had gotten a call about if we wanted a RIR hen as we are now raising them. " Sure" I say, so my wife brings it home and I open the box and it is the same color as a RIR but has "White" ear lobes .......definitely not a RIR. They are not a little white but white like Leghorns have, so I'm thinking Red Star? but I have never owned them and am guessing here....................Anyone have a better answer?

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Leghorns do come in a solid red variety. They aren't as common as White Leghorns, but some hatcheries do have Red Leghorns. Red Stars are brown layers and have red earlobes.

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Leghorns do come in a solid red variety. They aren't as common as White Leghorns, but some hatcheries do have Red Leghorns. Red Stars are brown layers and have red earlobes.

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

 

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Thanks about the red star question............I raise leghorns so for sure not that breed..............this bird has the exact same plumage, eye, beak, leg color and body style as RIR's, any other ideas?   Thanks!

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Can you post a pic?

 

I know sometimes a pure bred bird who is supposed to have red earlobes can have white lobes for some reason. It may simply be a recessive thing that popped up in your bird, and she's otherwise a Red.

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Leghorns do come in a solid red variety. They aren't as common as White Leghorns, but some hatcheries do have Red Leghorns. Red Stars are brown layers and have red earlobes.

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Can you post a pic?

 

I know sometimes a pure bred bird who is supposed to have red earlobes can have white lobes for some reason. It may simply be a recessive thing that popped up in your bird, and she's otherwise a Red.

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x  3 on Donrae's posts          Really need to see photos for ourselves

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