What a collection of Standards This is a first as well as many be inners had no idea that there was so many books printed. Look at the upper right hand corner the color plate for rhode Island reds
this is the shade of color that you want on a Heritage rhode Island Red . Dark even rich red color.
I hope this helps some of the folks who have New Hampshire color pattern issues. I dont know a thing about the color pattern and as a old Rhode Island Red breeder if the old timers I interviewed years ago knew I was writing this they would roll over in their graves as they hated New Ham shires as it helped bring down the popularity of the rhode island reds in the 1950s.
Like all chicken fads they come and they go but the breeds that breed true move forward.
Lots of folks are interested in this thread and look at the new breeds I am getting results to locate.
Silver Laced Wyandottes and Black Jersey Giants.
Now I know a fellow who has old line of both breeds and I dont know how I can get my hands on his strain but I am going to call him this weekend.
His name is Frank Reese of Good Shepard Ranch in Kansas the fellow that got Jeremy the Barred Rock Large Fowl that so many of you have right now.
Maybe he can bring some young birds or eggs out to a location from his farm and get them into the hands of another out sider then this person could ship these started chicks to us and we can get this old strain into the hands of you folks. His blood lines are between 30 to 40 years old that he got from the old master breeders years ago.
So I will keep you posted on my success. bob
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