Are these NH Reds?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CathyM, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. CathyM

    CathyM Songster

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    Hi -
    I got four hens last April that are supposed to be New Hampshire Reds... but now that I've browsed around the forum for a while, I'm beginning to wonder... they seem much too blonde to fit the NH Red description. Can anyone tell me what they are? Here's a photo (all four look very alike)



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    Thanks for any clarification!
     
  2. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper

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    Those do not look like my NH red. I am not real sure what they could be either. They seem like they are to light for buff orphington and also to light for a golden comet.
    This is my NHred pullet, the darker colored pullet on the right. the rest are red sex links so they do not look like yours either.
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  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Well first, no such thing as a New Hampshire Red - They're called New Hampshires. [​IMG] Hatcheries often stick the "red" part on there only because most offered by hatcheries are mutts with Production Red crossed in.


    Your girls are Buff Orpingtons, though pale examples of such. (which is common w/hatcheries, but no matter)
     
  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    As Illia said the is no such breed as a New Hampshire Red the breed is a New Hampshire.

    CathyM-
    Your birds look like hatchery type Buff Orpingtons.

    minihorse927-
    What ones are you calling a, " New Hampshire "?


    Chris
     
  5. banjoejoe4783

    banjoejoe4783 VILLAMIL FARMS

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  6. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Crowing

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    I say call them what you want! No they're not New Hampshire Reds. They also don't look like Buff Orpingtons either. They are pretty just the same.

    Enjoy them

    Rancher
     
  7. Duramaxgirl

    Duramaxgirl Songster

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    Not New Hampshires. They look like Buff Orpingtons to me. They look very healthy and happy! [​IMG]
     
  8. CathyM

    CathyM Songster

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    Thanks! They are very well fed and happy... and they are probably not at all concerned over what they "are", unlike their owner [​IMG] I appreciate the feedback! [​IMG]
     
  9. CathyM

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    Here's another image that shows the body shape better... the feathers are golden, not pale yellow, but not red, with a slightly darker neck area. One of the hens has black speckles on her tail feathers, if that helps with identification.


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  10. chickstofeed

    chickstofeed In the Brooder

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    Yeah they are not NH but i dont know what they are
     

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