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Can RIR chicks be black with brown wings?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jloftin60, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. jloftin60

    jloftin60 Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought and hatched 4 diferent breeds of chicks. RIR, BR, WLH, and NHR.
    A couple of chicks are black with brown wings. They are not Barred Rock,
    so I think they are suppose to be RIR. Most RIR chicks I have seen are
    brown. Not black with brown wings.
     
  2. Chef

    Chef Chicken Connoisseur

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    I would say they are not RIR if they are black with brown wings. RIR's are tan when they are chicks.

    Chef
     
  3. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    No sorry they would not be RIR.
     
  4. gallusdomesticus

    gallusdomesticus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What you're describing is a Black Sex Link chicken which is a cross between a RIR and a Barred Rock. I have two of them. They tend to be on the medium side (5lbs as adult hens) and are prolific brown egg layers.
     
  5. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

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    Could you post a pic so we could help more ??
     
  6. cqranch

    cqranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last month I hatched out some of mine... Black Australorp hens crossed with Red or Buff rooster. The chicks are kinda smoky black with brown wings.
     
  7. jloftin60

    jloftin60 Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is a picture of a chick that I hatched on Christmas Day that is suppose
    to be RIR. I've seen pictures of some RIR roosters and some seem darker
    than other.
     

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