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Is this a RIR ?

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Hi all

 

Bought this chicken 7 weeks ago (sold as a 'laying hen'). Age around 8-9 weeks now I guess.

 

To me it looks like a pullet, but was wondering about the breed ?

 

post #2 of 5
Looks like a New Hampshire pullet. (The superior red in my opinon, they lack the frequent aggression issues of RIRs.)
Edited by QueenMisha - 5/8/16 at 2:42am

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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post #3 of 5
It could also be a Production Red. I have two from Ideal (RIRXNew Hampshire) and they are laying machines. They look just like that.
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Originally Posted by Cel45 View Post

It could also be a Production Red. I have two from Ideal (RIRXNew Hampshire) and they are laying machines. They look just like that.

Hatchery stock Rhode Island Reds and New Hampshire Reds (as well as Red Sex Links) all class as Production Reds.

200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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agree

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