Can RIRs have white necks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by NixNoodleNumbat, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. NixNoodleNumbat

    NixNoodleNumbat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2011
    Australia
    The breeder who sold me my hens a while ago said they were RIRs, but they have white neck feathers. Are they a cross breed?
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Yep. They're Sex Link hens. People do that sometimes.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    They're not pure RIR with white neck feathers. Crossed with something.
     
  4. NixNoodleNumbat

    NixNoodleNumbat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2011
    Australia
    Thanks everyone!
     
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  5. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    I had Red Sex Links in the past and they are VERY sweet chickens, by far one of my favorite breeds. My new flock was going to be only RSL's but the local feed store didn't have any chicks in when I wanted to get my layer chicks [​IMG] . I also very much adore the white they get on their necks & tail feathers, it's just beautiful. Trade you for my 2 Reds? [​IMG]

    RIR & RSL pullets can be easy to mix up as chicks so hopefully it was just an honest mistake, at least you know you've got no Roos!
     

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