can any "production red" experts tell me if this is a little roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mrs_ed, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. mrs_ed

    mrs_ed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I picked up 2 "pullets" from the stock shop, one EE and one production red. I dont know how i didnt notice this guys comb while there but after getting home it is looking suspicious. I assume these are about 2 to 3 weeks old? Not sure. Here are pics of the 2 hopefully someone can help me out, if its a roo I will need to take him back.
    I dont know if production reds just have combs that show earlier or not... thanks for the help

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  2. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    EE is a female. the PR looks a little rooish. i picked up two "pullets" from my feed store and one turned out a boy
     
  3. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep, the red is a roo.
     
  4. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

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    I highly doubt it is a rooster, the people who posted seem to be mistaken. Production reds, also called sex links, are gendered by color. The males are actually white on the back and the girls are red. This chick looks red to me, so I presume 'pullet' [​IMG]

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  5. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

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    PR also have large combs at a young age. The production red males are really light in colour.
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  6. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Production Reds are not Sex-Links far from it...


    Production Reds are a hybrid .
    The Production Red can come in two different lines/types, the first of the two was bred solely from the R.I. Red as with the New Hampshire but was bred more for the egg production.
    The second type of Production Red is a R.I. Red with some Leghorn blood added to add to the egg production and may have added to the brown-ish color of some of the Production Red that some hatcheries call there, "Dark Rhode Island Reds".

    Now there are some hatcheries calling there Rhode Island Red/ New Hampshire cross a "Production Red" and to me there just another hybrid (cross) and not relay a Production Red.

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  8. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:This is incorrect Production Reds are not called Sex-Links.

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  9. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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  10. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Sorry but, YOU are the one who seems to be mistaken, as Chris said, Production Reds are not sexlinks, they are what hatcheries sell as " Rhode Island Reds" but they are more correctly called Production Reds because they are bred for production and look nothing like the real RIRs.
     

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