Adding to my "flock"

chickmama320

Songster
10 Years
Mar 3, 2009
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Back Swamp NC
One of our two hens disappeared this week.... think that our neighbors snatched her up when she got out of the backyard (there's major issues with the neighbors so its not worth trying to go ask them). So that leaves uswitha RIR hen and what is supposed to be a Barred Rock Rooster (although looking at some pictures we think that he may be a black sex link). We found a lady who had bought lots from Ideal and is now selling them. She's got RIR, BR and black and gold sexlinks. We were going to get 2 RIR and 3 BR pullets. Looking on here its saying that the RIR cans be aggressive and we were like "well yeah, Sam does constantly peck at us." So we are now rethinking what we want to get. Still want to get the 3 BRs because Lucy was a sweetheart but can't decide if we want to get black or gold sex links. Looking for any advice/oppinions on what would go well with the two that we have right now.
 

PunkinPeep

Songster
10 Years
Mar 31, 2009
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I guess i would want to find out for sure what that rooster is before making too many decisions.

But a RIR doesn't have to be mean. So don't write them off just for that.

Personally, with such a small flock, i would want not want to have so many breeds. That's just me. It depends what your goals are for your flock.
 

chickmama320

Songster
10 Years
Mar 3, 2009
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Back Swamp NC
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PunkinPeep

Songster
10 Years
Mar 31, 2009
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SouthEast Texas
Your link on here got a little messed up, but i was able to go look at the picture anyway.

He looks like a hybrid to me, but to be sure, you might want to post his picture on the "what breed/gender is this" section of the forum.
 

Chickenoverload

In the Brooder
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Jan 30, 2010
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my rir is one of the nicest hens that i have. i have also heard that BR's are really nice too. but it really depends on how long you have had the birds and if they are used to you. I think what u picked is perfect and hope that your'e missing hen comes up. have fun with your new chicks!
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chickmama320

Songster
10 Years
Mar 3, 2009
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Back Swamp NC
Well, we just went to pick up the girls and when we got there we changed our minds about the reds and decided to get two red sex links. The are pretty well feathered already so they've got some age to them. I'll see if I can get some pics of them and if I can get the links working.
 

felidaet

Songster
11 Years
Dec 10, 2008
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Vancouver, Wa.
My RIR pullet is the friendliest bird in our flock. He got her the day that she came into the feed store (probably 3 days old). We held her every day along with all of the other chicks. We like her so much that we are going to get more RIR this year. We have 3 RIR on order from a local breeder and might pick up two more at a local feed store. (We are adding 25 chicks to our flock this year.)
 

Sequin

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11 Years
May 20, 2008
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Personally, even though I think black birds are striking, I really like the look of my gold sex-links. Because my girls all have some white on them and I think that that is a really pretty combination. But probably it is just personal preference between the two.
 

redrocketrooster

Allons-y
9 Years
Feb 8, 2010
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Chandler, AZ
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I have to agree with some of the comments about RIRs.
Right now I have an RIR (not sure if it's male for female) she loves to be pet!
She'll squawk a little at me but once I begin to brush my hand down her wings she plops down and closes her eyes.
 

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