I had read several threads on the "dark" RIR available at several hatcheries but never really saw enough pictures to satisfy my interest in how they turn out. I am aware they are not a separate type. I am just curious as to how much darker they will be than a regular RIR (not a production red) or if there wont be enough difference to have made the higher price worth it.
So TODAY I received 11 DARK RIR chicks from Welp. I ordered 10 pullets and 2 roosters and had one DOA pullet in the DRIR. I also ordered 10 Barred Rock pullets with one DOA, and 5 EEs.
So I will try to post weekly update pics on how they turn out in color and size.
So Here we go:
The Yellow ones are Freedom Rangers. The one with the white wings is a rooster.
Looking Down they are a lot darker than the "red" FRs