Are these RIR's?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ladyj02, Mar 11, 2016.

  1. ladyj02

    ladyj02 Out Of The Brooder

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    I got these "girls" from TSC a week ago. I was told they are RIR pullets. Also, I forgot to ask how old they were when we got them, so can anyone take a stab at how old they might be? [​IMG]
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Probably Production Reds. Most hatcheries (where feed stores source their chicks) don't really have Rhode Island Reds, but Production Reds, instead. They just label the birds that are a bit darker (not the proper deep, mahogany), Rhode Island Reds; mid-toned birds get labeled Production Reds; and the lighter red birds get labeled New Hampshires. Basically all the same thing, but slightly different shades of red. For true Rhode Island Reds, you need to go to a breeder.
     
  3. Pattycat

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    They look to be about a week old. Did you ask the TSC when they got them? They would be able to tell you that and you could have a better idea. Chicks are shipped at one day and usually have a 2 to 3 day shipping period. TSC usually keeps their chicks in the back for about 6 hours to make sure that they don't have little ones who are gonna die on the floor. I would call your TSC tomorrow morning and find out.
     

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