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Mohawk Rhode Island Reds I hatched from Pinegrove. Really nice I think

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I hatched these couple of Roosters and a hen. I think they look good. They are about 9 months old. The hen should start laying soon. I was told that the old strains lay later but lay for a longer life time. I think they look good. The pictures don't really show them as good as they are. The rooster is missing some tail feathers from the kids next door and a couple have been trying to see who is the Cock of the pen. I only have 1 hen here at my house and 1 at a friends house. The rooster has a Speckeled Sussex in the pen I am holding for them. Please let me know what you think. I am also looking for some RIR hatching eggs but I am only looking for the older strains like these. Please if you have any let me know I would love to buy some. Pinegrove is sold out for the year already. Thanks to all. http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/1827_mohawk_hen_and_rooster_1-23-2011_011.jpg
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This is one of pinegroves roosters. I relly thing he is great looking.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/1827_great_rirjpg2.jpg
I want to make sure that everyone knows the above Rhode Island Red  belongs to Pinegrove. I strive to get somewhere near this great looking bird. I think my hen is getting there but the couple of roosters I hatched need a lot to get near his.


Edited by dave27889 - 1/24/11 at 12:45pm
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I wish I had about 100 like that hen.

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The birds in picture 1 and 4 is no good, he is way to light in color, has lacing in his hackles and looks to have some feathers tipped in black.

The birds in 2, 3 and 5 are nice and should look nice once they fill out.

There all Roosters also..  wink

Chris


Edited by Chris09 - 1/24/11 at 1:00pm

 

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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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austin.ray22 :

I wish I had about 100 like that hen.


What hen?
There all Roosters.

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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Are you guys sure they are all roosterss? The one that is the darkest has no spurs at all and she is never in a figt with the other roosters. The tail feathers also fan out differently and it doesa not have the hackels like the other birds. I will say this I have thought it might be a rooster because the tail feathers are so dark green but they do fan out differently. I also have seen other pictures that show the hens that look like that one. I have not seen an egg yet and they are ten months old so maybe that is it . I am going to look a lot closer and will let you guys know what I find out.

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Originally Posted by dave27889 

Are you guys sure they are all roosterss? The one that is the darkest has no spurs at all and she is never in a figt with the other roosters. The tail feathers also fan out differently and it doesa not have the hackels like the other birds. I will say this I have thought it might be a rooster because the tail feathers are so dark green but they do fan out differently. I also have seen other pictures that show the hens that look like that one. I have not seen an egg yet and they are ten months old so maybe that is it . I am going to look a lot closer and will let you guys know what I find out.


Yes, why was that you "hen"?


Edited by punky rooster - 1/24/11 at 1:17pm
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Punky are you saying they are all roosters? Yes I was thinking I had a nice dark hen. Please let me know what you meant. The bird I thought was a hen has no spurs, has never tried to crow, has not tried to mate with some hens I had in the pen. I will say this I have never had an egg yet and I have not seen any other Rooster try to mate with it. Please let me know what you think.

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I have stock from PINEGROVE and love them.  Beautiful animals..

Unfortunately, you have all roosters there.

~~Ed     
I thank God for all that I have; 1 Wife, 3 boys, 4 dogs, 4 cat, 2 Horses, 4 Goats, 2 Katahdin Sheep, 9 Ducks, 6 Geese, 8 Guineas, 1 Turkey, and lots of chickens
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~~Ed     
I thank God for all that I have; 1 Wife, 3 boys, 4 dogs, 4 cat, 2 Horses, 4 Goats, 2 Katahdin Sheep, 9 Ducks, 6 Geese, 8 Guineas, 1 Turkey, and lots of chickens
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I guess I am stupid. I now know why I don't have any eggs. I really thought that the tail feathers were a lot different, even the wattles are some different but the comb is not like the hens I had seen. I guess I am taking to much of my pain meds. Thanks a lot guys. Now for the better Question does anybody have any RIR eggs I can buy. I love the color of these birds and I really want stock off Pinegrove. I will cull the rooster that is lighter and keep the one I thought was a hen. It looks great to me. But hey what do I know I though he was a she//// Please let me know if anyone can help me out and sell me some eggs. I will take a dozen any time after this friday. Thanks to all and now I won't be looking eggs from a rooster!
    I am stupid. I just went outside and checked over the RIR I thought was a hen. It is a rooster. It now has a small bud where the spur goes and I checked the hackels and they are there and I checked the tail feathers and I guess if HE raised them they would be correct. I guess he is so subordinate that he doesn't crow, fight or raise his tail feathers. Thanks to all and please if you have some eggs I can hatch PLEASE let me know and I will get right back to you. Our w2 forms just came and we will be fileing taxes on Wednesday. Thanks to all and I feel really DUNB>


Edited by dave27889 - 1/24/11 at 1:54pm
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At first I agreed with Dave and thought that was hen that just happened to be built like a linebacker that played for the Bears. I can also agree that I was wrong.

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