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:

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    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]
     
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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    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

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    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

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    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.
     
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  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

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    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!
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  7. cubalaya

    cubalaya Crowing

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    production red
     
  8. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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    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

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    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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