Anyone the breed of these?

sydney13

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9 Years
Mar 11, 2010
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I'm probably starting to get annoying, Ive asked this question 2 times in the last 5 weeks
but, now that my chicks are bigger, Im wondering if you guys can tell the breed

They are both roos, just about 5 weeks old. One of them is a darker color with more speckles while the other a lighter red.
So here is the darker fellow




and then here is the lighter one



I'm thinking maybe either rhode island red or production red but I have no idea how to tell the difference?
Ive been looking at some pictures of other rhode island reds this size and their legs seem to be yellow. My birds have really bright almost orange colored legs so im not sure about rhode island reds.
This is just a thought, but do they almost look like freedom rangers?
Thanks
 

muddyhorse

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Aug 11, 2009
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there really is not a difference between a hatchery RIR and a production red, which is what she is. we have one and she is very sweet a good layer. a heritage RIR bred to the standard is much much darker. she will be a great little girl for you
 

Cowgirl71

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9 Years
Feb 5, 2010
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Missouri Ozarks
They are probably Rhode Island Reds, but maybe New Hampshires.

When chickens are young, their legs/feet will be very bright in color. As they get older, their legs/feet fade.
 

JodyJo

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Sep 27, 2010
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here is a pic of one of mine I haven't been able to identify, someone told me PR...SUPER sweet and gentle, hops into my lap every night and sits...



Here is a more recent one, redder and just last night I noticed she is getting very red...
she looks similar to yours...I still don't know for sure what I have either!
 

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