His message to me above :
A friend from this thread Wayne asked me to upload his pictures of his two year old R I Reds Male for him for us to look at. These are for sure true Standard Rhode Island Reds and the bottom picture show the nice top line extended keel the nice green beetle green tail color. His eye color is what is called Red Bay for you who worry about eye color. On birds that are dark like this guy they normaly are always on the money for color. He has nice horn leg color. He sent me several pictures these I thought would give you a idea what he has. Also look at his wing color not just the black but some part of the wing a lot of people forget about the red in the wing. Mrs. Donaldson use to say you want the red wing color to match the hock or side of the bird or a nice rich red color. He has this in this picture. Considering his age, the cold conditions I think you got a nice bird here and this is what a two year old male should look like. He kept his youthful shape and he should pass this on to his chicks.
It was not long ago I could not post pictures very well on this thread. It proves you can learn anything you set your mind to if you have the will to try and do it. The same happens in breeding and raising Rhode Island Reds. Where there is a Will there is a WAY.
Look forward to your comments? What family line did you get your Reds From.? bob
Edited by Robert Blosl - 3/26/13 at 11:43am