Can any of these be Rhode Island Reds?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Hope119, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. Hope119

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    When I was looking for fertile RIR eggs, I went to a farm where the lady said she had some. While there, I found out that while hens are RIRs, they were staying with white roo almost up until I got there. So I only got 1 doz eggs from that farm and also used my eggs (mixed breeds, mostly Easter Eggs) for the 1+2 hens (2 nests). I know I've thrown away at least a half of that doz after candling - they were not fertile. But I was hoping at least a couple babies would be "almost RIRs". Looking on images online, RIR babies should be brown. We don't have any browns there. There are black, grey and white. Although on pictures I took (in dark last night) they seem brown, they did not look brown to me when I looked at them. I'll try to take pics during the day (if fox does not get them before me, we lost at least 2 already), although babies run away from me all the time.
    https://picasaweb.google.com/103416...&authkey=Gv1sRgCL_N8KTFofSmNw&feat=directlink - can someone, please, look at these pics, first few pictures where there are 9 babies roosting and also 4 roosting under mama and tell if there is chance some of them can be from those "RIR+white rooster" eggs? (I did not put RIR eggs under those 2 black mamas)
    Thank you!
     
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  2. WalkingOnSunshine

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    My best guess is that the white ones are your RIR/white roo crosses. They don't look like EEs--no puffy cheeks. What color are their legs?
     
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  4. WalkingOnSunshine

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    Those bright yellow legs also lead me to believe these are your crosses. EEs very often have willow green legs. Best of luck!
     
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    True. And you'll notice that I said EEs "very often" have willow legs. Yours *do* have the fluffy EE cheeks. I still don't think the birds in the photos are EEs.
     
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    Thanks! Good to know! I then probably will advice people not to buy them from me and maybe I'll get to see what they turn out when big.
     

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