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Heritage RIR vs production RIR

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I found out today that my RIR's are heritage. What's the difference?

I'm out of eggs. But I know where some brown ones are. I now raise big Ol' Honkin' Bob Whites & Layed back Coturnix. Pray For Rain In Texas!

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I'm out of eggs. But I know where some brown ones are. I now raise big Ol' Honkin' Bob Whites & Layed back Coturnix. Pray For Rain In Texas!

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post #2 of 125

a production red is a cross between new hamphires and RIRs and are usually more agressive (from what ive heard)

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Originally Posted by ninjascrub69 

a production red is a cross between new hamphires and RIRs and are usually more agressive (from what ive heard)


Ok. Thanks. My chicks seem pretty laid back but I was just curious.

I'm out of eggs. But I know where some brown ones are. I now raise big Ol' Honkin' Bob Whites & Layed back Coturnix. Pray For Rain In Texas!

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I'm out of eggs. But I know where some brown ones are. I now raise big Ol' Honkin' Bob Whites & Layed back Coturnix. Pray For Rain In Texas!

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NOTE:  These are not my pictures.

This one is NOT:

http://s4.hubimg.com/u/962019_f520.jpg

This one IS a Heritage RIR (Robert Blosl photo):

http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL932/703586/18592402/294139346.jpg


Edited by kathyinmo - 10/18/10 at 4:31pm

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RIP my son, Michael Bonham, Jr. 1972-2013

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post #5 of 125
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Originally Posted by ninjascrub69 

a production red is a cross between new hamphires and RIRs and are usually more agressive (from what ive heard)


Not necessarily, I think there might be one or two hatcheries that call that cross a "Production Red"
There are two popular types of "Production Red" one is a R.I. Red bred solely for egg production and selectively bred solely from the R.I. Red.
The other type  "Production Red" is a cross of a R.I. Red and a Leghorn.

Keep in mind that the New Hampshire was also bred solely from the R.I. Red with no other outside blood added.

Chris

 

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Breeding Large Fowl Single and Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds to APA Standard


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NPIP # 31-516
Society for the Preservation of Poultry Antiquities http://sppa.webs.com/

Breeding Large Fowl Single and Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds to APA Standard


"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares." – 

George Washington

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post #6 of 125

7L Farm,

Heritage Red are only available from a breeder period. If you get R.I. Red's from a hatchery then it is a "Production Red".

Here is a picture of one of my Heritage Rose Comb Red's

Rooster -
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/33115_copper-b-iii.jpg

Hen -
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/33115_red_hen_-_iii.jpg

Chris

 

NPIP # 31-516
Society for the Preservation of Poultry Antiquities http://sppa.webs.com/

Breeding Large Fowl Single and Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds to APA Standard


"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares." – 

George Washington

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NPIP # 31-516
Society for the Preservation of Poultry Antiquities http://sppa.webs.com/

Breeding Large Fowl Single and Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds to APA Standard


"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares." – 

George Washington

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post #7 of 125

Heritage RIRs are SOOOOO beautiful! love

post #8 of 125
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Originally Posted by Chris09 

7L Farm,

Heritage Red are only available from a breeder period. If you get R.I. Red's from a hatchery then it is a "Production Red".

Here is a picture of one of my Heritage Rose Comb Red's

Rooster -
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/33115_copper-b-iii.jpg

Hen -
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/33115_red_hen_-_iii.jpg

Chris


No mine came from a breeder. I called them today out of curiosity. I love them either way. I called them cause I want more their cool chickens & I need more huevos.

I'm out of eggs. But I know where some brown ones are. I now raise big Ol' Honkin' Bob Whites & Layed back Coturnix. Pray For Rain In Texas!

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I'm out of eggs. But I know where some brown ones are. I now raise big Ol' Honkin' Bob Whites & Layed back Coturnix. Pray For Rain In Texas!

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post #9 of 125
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Originally Posted by turtlebird 

Heritage RIRs are SOOOOO beautiful! love


I agree I'll post pics of mine.

I'm out of eggs. But I know where some brown ones are. I now raise big Ol' Honkin' Bob Whites & Layed back Coturnix. Pray For Rain In Texas!

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I'm out of eggs. But I know where some brown ones are. I now raise big Ol' Honkin' Bob Whites & Layed back Coturnix. Pray For Rain In Texas!

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post #10 of 125
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris09 

7L Farm,

Heritage Red are only available from a breeder period. If you get R.I. Red's from a hatchery then it is a "Production Red".

Here is a picture of one of my Heritage Rose Comb Red's

Rooster -
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/33115_copper-b-iii.jpg

Hen -
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/33115_red_hen_-_iii.jpg

Chris


Nice Their great. I'm in love with mine. Their laying & their like machines.

I'm out of eggs. But I know where some brown ones are. I now raise big Ol' Honkin' Bob Whites & Layed back Coturnix. Pray For Rain In Texas!

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I'm out of eggs. But I know where some brown ones are. I now raise big Ol' Honkin' Bob Whites & Layed back Coturnix. Pray For Rain In Texas!

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