Are My Chicks Rhode Island Reds?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ksparadeo, May 7, 2016.

  1. ksparadeo

    ksparadeo New Egg

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    So a few weeks ago I bought chicks from Tractor Suply. I was told that they might be Red Rangers. However the girl helping us was young and didn't seem to know too much about chickens. Now that they are getting older they are starting to look more like RI Reds since they are very dark in color. They also have a white line going down their chest. The Red Rangers are an a lot lighter red and don't have a white line going down their chest like ours do. What do you guys think?

    Ps I tried posting this before so if you see it twice for some reason then ignore it and comment on this one

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  2. corewassen87

    corewassen87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like production reds. The one is a cockerel for sure.
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Those do look dark enough to pass for Rhode Island Reds.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    think so
     
  5. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree...look like RIR to me as well (top 3 photos). And yup, you've definitely got a roo in one of them.

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