Are these rhode island reds?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sydney13, May 17, 2011.

  1. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2010
    Massachusetts
    I got a couple extra males added for warmth to a small order. They are currently being brooded by a broody Brahma who seemed quite happy to adopt the little fellows. Im guessing they are rhode Island red roos.
    Here they are today, two weeks old
    So what do you think, rhode island reds?
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  2. Farmer_Dan

    Farmer_Dan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would have guessed Buff O if you hadn't suggested RiR, but I really don't know for sure.
     
  3. Atomic Ranch

    Atomic Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Or New Hampshire?
     
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  4. missred871

    missred871 Eggxhausted Momma

    May 5, 2010
    Perry GA
    I vote buff orphington, look just like my little babies did not so many weeks ago
     
  5. acrossthebranch

    acrossthebranch Out Of The Brooder

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    My first thought was buff orpington. My RIR chick's wing feathers are a lot darker and have more of a pattern.
     
  6. rhs7111

    rhs7111 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are their legs and feet very pink (i.e. will be white)? It's tough to tell from your photos. If so, they are likely buff orpingtons. They don't look like RIRs, though. The feathering is definitely buff in color.
     
  7. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2010
    Massachusetts
    I hadn't thought of buff orpingtons
    The wing feathers on my buff orpington did not look similar to these guys
    This was my buff orpington at the same age as the new chicks, and her wings didn't have any markings
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    Maybe other orpingtons are different though?
    If its any more help, here are some photos of the chicks when they were a little younger
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    And is there any way to tell apart a new hampshire from a rhode island red?

    I'll try to get some better pictures soon
     
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  8. Atomic Ranch

    Atomic Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, my RIR is darker, and significantly more burnt sienna (brown/red) colored than my NH (more caramel colored). But it also looks a bit like my BOs at that age, too. [​IMG]

    Whatever he is, he's cute! [​IMG]
     
  9. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2010
    Massachusetts
    Okay so here are some new photos, hopefully they help [​IMG]
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  10. acrossthebranch

    acrossthebranch Out Of The Brooder

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    Those look like different chicks [​IMG] -- much easier to tell the markings on the feathers. Now I would definitely say they were RIR or PR.
     
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