BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Chicken Breeds › What Breed Or Gender is This? › Are My Chicks Rhode Island Reds?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Are My Chicks Rhode Island Reds?

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
So a few weeks ago I bought chicks from Tractor Suply. I was told that they might be Red Rangers. However the girl helping us was young and didn't seem to know too much about chickens. Now that they are getting older they are starting to look more like RI Reds since they are very dark in color. They also have a white line going down their chest. The Red Rangers are an a lot lighter red and don't have a white line going down their chest like ours do. What do you guys think?

Ps I tried posting this before so if you see it twice for some reason then ignore it and comment on this one







post #2 of 5
They look like production reds. The one is a cockerel for sure.
post #3 of 5

Those do look dark enough to pass for Rhode Island Reds.

post #4 of 5

think so

                                         Please visit  "Current Movies - Thumbs UP or Thumbs DOWN"pop.gif

                                                           Movie  reviews    & comments -   welcome                                                 

Reply

                                         Please visit  "Current Movies - Thumbs UP or Thumbs DOWN"pop.gif

                                                           Movie  reviews    & comments -   welcome                                                 

Reply
post #5 of 5

I agree...look like RIR to me as well (top 3 photos). And yup, you've definitely got a roo in one of them.

 

LofMc

Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
Reply
Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: What Breed Or Gender is This?
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Chicken Breeds › What Breed Or Gender is This? › Are My Chicks Rhode Island Reds?