Bought as a RIR. I am SURE he was wrong!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by magicpigeon, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Songster

    Oct 9, 2010
    I got this hen at a local market as a RIR. She's long gone now, so I don't have any more pics then these. She had white earlobes, laid whitish, almost pink eggs, had white skin, some black in the wings and tail and a single comb. She was about the size of a leghorn or thereabouts, and I'm not sure if this helps but quite noisy. She was braver than what I would say is a normal chicken and was never broody.

    Here are the pics:


    I am guessing she is a mutt, but hoping not as I don't currently have such a beautiful red chicken and am still searching for one. [​IMG] What kind of breeds could be crossed to produce this hen? I know RIR lay brown eggs and have large combs.....

    ETA: I forgot, the eggs were small and only slightly larger than a silkie egg. This could have been due to diet though. She was still on grower, not layer, and mainly free ranged and ate what she could find. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2011
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    I don't know what she is, but didn't you post about her before? What was the concensus then?
  3. wahigh

    wahigh In the Brooder

    Apr 1, 2009
    She has the black tail feathers so not a red sex-link. But if she is from a hatchery more than likley a production red. Should lay you lots of big brown eggs.
  4. chickenvirgin

    chickenvirgin In the Brooder

    Apr 17, 2009
    Blaine Lake, SK
    I have a hen like this, red with black in her tail and I got her from Anstey hatchery in Saskatoon, SK. She is a Paymaster Red Sussex. She lays a light brown pinky egg and is the meanest hen in the flock. She a duel purpose bird and comes from the mating of Rhode Island Red cockerel and a Columbian Rock pullet.
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2011
  5. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Songster

    Oct 9, 2010
    Quote:Yes, actually [​IMG] Nothing then though, we only came up with production red, RIR, or New Hampshire....
  6. Justanother Brooke

    Justanother Brooke Songster

    Jan 29, 2011
    Goldendale, WA
    Whoa! Coloring wise, she looks just like my girl Poppy, except Poppy has EE cheeks [​IMG]
    These aren't the best pictures, but Poppy even has the black in her tail!
  7. cubalaya

    cubalaya Crowing

    Nov 19, 2008
    central virginia
    production red
  8. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    Looks like a RIR, but the legs look white, so maybe a RIR mix?
  9. lovinlife

    lovinlife Songster

    She looks like the Production Red I had.
  10. Luvroos

    Luvroos Songster

    Sep 12, 2010
    I have 3 of these, they're production reds, red sex links or simply mixes and supposed to be from a NHR and an RIR. They make beautiful pets [​IMG]

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