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Hey Now....
I just received the Welp Hatchery pricing list and they have listed a "Dark RIR". I looked into their website but the pic they have appears as if they are black. they describe it as having a considerably darker plumage than a RIR. I really like the color of some of the RIR's i've seen here on BYC that are a deep mahogany . Is that what they would consider a "Dark RIR"? Has anyone ever ordered any of these?
if so, could you post pics of yours...? thanx...

post #2 of 23

I've saw those too and they do look black but I think that may just be the lighting when the pic was taken.

I plan to get some of these from Pine Grove, this is what good, heritage, pure dark mohagany RIRs should look like. William has bred them for 20 years and now has one of the US's top show lines.

http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee113/Pine_Grove/100_0118.jpg 

http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee113/Pine_Grove/100_0236.jpg

http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee113/Pine_Grove/000_0055.jpg

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post #3 of 23

They do appear darker than a typical hatchery Rhode Island Red, but they still lack the type.

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post #4 of 23

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/1571_008_copy.jpg

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/1571_012_copy.jpg

These are NOT hatchery birds but they are my rose comb RIR's.  I just was gonna show you their color.  It is really hard to take a pic and it truly represent their colors because they turn out black or green.

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post #5 of 23
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Wow..!!!!! Thats exactly what i'm looking for....
Years ago my uncle had RIR's but they were much lighter. more like a NH Red.
Pine Grove..? I'm sorry i'm still a lil green at this. is that a hatchery or some one that's a member here?
thanx for the wicked fast response...

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Pine Grove is a member on this site.

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post #7 of 23
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Originally Posted by stevin 

Wow..!!!!! Thats exactly what i'm looking for....
Years ago my uncle had RIR's but they were much lighter. more like a NH Red.
Pine Grove..? I'm sorry i'm still a lil green at this. is that a hatchery or some one that's a member here?
thanx for the wicked fast response...


Yes Pine Grove (William Bennett) is a member on here. I've heard great things about him. I think he's giving his girls a break to molt, but he's in Lakeland, Ga. and he sells and ships eggs and (I'm pretty sure) chicks too.  He's kinda hard to contact by PM, he still hasn't answered my last one. Give me a second and I'm PM you his phone #.


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post #8 of 23

I have three of those hens. They are not only super dark, but they are also HUGE ladies, fully half again as large as my hatchery RIR. Hatched them from BamaChicken before she got out of that breed.

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post #9 of 23

They look like chocolate chickens!  Wonderful looking birds.

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post #10 of 23
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I have three of those hens. They are not only super dark, but they are also HUGE ladies, fully half again as large as my hatchery RIR. Hatched them from BamaChicken before she got out of that breed.


I seen these RIR hens.They are absolutely huge.They are the biggest RIR hens I have ever seen.I sure hope mine get that big.I have some from the same lines growing out. smile

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I have heritage Rhode Island reds that  are 100% Mowhawk lines and 100% Roberts lines.I also have a beautiful flock of huge English BBS Orpington's, Lavender orpingtons, wheaton/blue wheaton ameaucana's, Heritage barred rocks that are 100% Good Shepard and 100% Stukel lines..I sell chicks and hatching eggs.

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