Anyone have GOOD RIR photos

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by iajewel, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. iajewel

    iajewel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2008
    Corning IA
    For years I thought a RIR was a .. well.. YUK bird, then I went to a lady's house where I saw my first (after many years and years showing) good one.. I think if people saw the diffrance between what hatcheries sell and what the breed standard is.. it would help alot of us.
    The bird I saw was a RIR rose comb roo.. his size alone was amazing. His awesome mahogany color, stunning!! If I would have seen that bird years ago, I may have liked RIRs.

    I would love to see some more of that breed that are good ones..
    So post away..
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Bamachicken has beautiful RIRs some with rosecomb.

    I have a pair from her eggs that my broody wyandotte hatched this spring.

    This dark little pullet is one of them.

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  3. iajewel

    iajewel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2008
    Corning IA
    The hens you have standing next to your lovely poult is what I grew up thinking a RIR was.. the diffrance is like 2 diffrent breeds.. Thank you.. beautiful..
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Sure, here are some of my pullets.They are from BamaChicken, but she doesn't have RIRs anymore:
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    This is Scarlett, also from the same lines, but now owned by rooster-red:[​IMG]
     
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  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Those are buff orpington hens from Jody's egg stock.

    The cockeral is my red orpington [​IMG]
     
  6. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Here's a pic of one of my girls, Baby and my Rhodey, my roo. [​IMG]

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  7. horsecrazy

    horsecrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what a splendid comb he has!
     
  8. iajewel

    iajewel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2008
    Corning IA
    speckledhen what awesome birds. To bad the person you got them from isn't breeding anymore.
     
  9. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    This isn't much of a close up but here's a bunch.

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  10. runamuck

    runamuck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is red...... His color is good, his comb lacking . There is quite the story on this guy. First off hes NUTZ hes terrified of sebrights but will take on a goose. When I got him I honestly don't think he had ever touched the ground. After the mandatory time of being alone he was introduced to the flock who all freerange and he would sit there shaking and if any bird came near him he would scream and run away like a CHICKEN and the dumb bird would not stop running UGH Don't know how many times I had to hunt him down to rescue him. At this point he quit crowing and his comb began to shrink he became a "girlie bird" I then moved him to the basement room for the winter and he wintered with the Cochins , rosecombs and a few other odds and ends. He began to crow again... Comb still stayed small and I decided to bring him in a RIR hen he began to breed her and his comb came back a lil more. Spring roll around ... and as you can guess I'm beyond sick of the RIR roo in my basement so I decided it was time for him to make it in the flock or not... Well he did it and hes crowing again not doing alot of mating but acting like a roo . All I can say I ended up with a mental rooster and the funnest thing about it I personally was dead set NOT to get a RIR due to all the horror stories I had heard but HUBBY had to have him [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Men !!!!! lol
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