Breed question...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by nuttyredhead, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. nuttyredhead

    nuttyredhead Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2010
    Southern NH
    Another question! When I ordered my flock i ordered 2 production reds and i got 3. But now im not sure that one is that! She is much darker than the other 2 almost a burgundy color. I hope the pictures show the colors enough. Any ideas?

    Here she is
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    And here is the production red.
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  2. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2009
    Mississippi
    maybe a RIR or could just be a dark Production Red. [​IMG]
     
  3. Little One

    Little One Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think she's a RIR.
     
  4. jhitson

    jhitson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first hen does look more like a standard RIR while the others look like a cross of a RIR "production red".

    What is the difference between a production red, RIR and red sex link? The production reds look very close to a RIR to me...
    I understand that Red Sex links are a cross with a RIR or New Hampshire Rooster and a Delaware or other white hen breed.
    Are the production reds just a cross of RIR, New Hampshire Red etc. to get a production hen without the objective of having a sex link variety?

    Just wondering, if anyone has a better understanding?
     
  5. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    They look like pure RIR [​IMG] LUCKY! [​IMG]
     
  6. Little One

    Little One Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    She's actually RIR. The yellow legs, the longer body shape and deep red color. Nice bird, actually. Much truer to type.

    Production reds are blends. Yes, there is often RIR and NH blood, lots of it, but way back when, those lines got "spiced up" with outside blood of Leghorn or other top layer crosses. There are no breed police running around handing out tickets to the hatcheries. They call stuff all kinds of things, make up names, right and left. Cinnamon Queen, Golden Buff, Red Star, New Hampshire Red (the breed is just New Hampshire) Golden Comets, Tetra Tint, etc, etc, etc, etc.
     
  8. nuttyredhead

    nuttyredhead Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2010
    Southern NH
    Fred's Hens :

    She's actually RIR. The yellow legs, the longer body shape and deep red color. Nice bird, actually. Much truer to type.

    Production reds are blends. Yes, there is often RIR and NH blood, lots of it, but way back when, those lines got "spiced up" with outside blood of Leghorn or other top layer crosses. There are no breed police running around handing out tickets to the hatcheries. They call stuff all kinds of things, make up names, right and left. Cinnamon Queen, Golden Buff, Red Star, New Hampshire Red (the breed is just New Hampshire) Golden Comets, Tetra Tint, etc, etc, etc, etc.

    Thank you so much for the info!!! From everyone! She really is a beauty, and Im glad to know what she is!!!​
     
  9. kippy2

    kippy2 Out Of The Brooder

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    road island red
     
  10. rbaker0345

    rbaker0345 Big Mamma Brahma

    What hatchery did you get her from? She is a fairly correct RIR to have come from a hatchery.
     

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