Clearly a red: Rhode Island? New Hampshire?

vermontgal

Songster
11 Years
Mar 24, 2008
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Salt Lake City / Sugarhood
Hi All, can you give me an opinion on what flavor of RED this chicken is? Almost 14 weeks old. Thanks for your input!


PS> this is the same chicken as in my avatar... in the avatar pic, the chick was about 4-5 weeks old.
 
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Chickerdoodle13

The truth is out there...
12 Years
Mar 5, 2007
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Phoenix, AZ
Looks more like a New Hampshire to me with the light coloring and spotting on the neck. A true RIR has VERY VERY dark red feathers.
 

vermontgal

Songster
11 Years
Mar 24, 2008
767
28
184
Salt Lake City / Sugarhood
I'd pretty much concluded that it is a NH Red -- thanks for the confirmation!

I'm only a little sad because I ordered 2 RIRs @ my local feed store. I got this bird (NHR) and an Easter Egger, because the woman who was distributing the chicks couldn't tell the difference between a RIR and an EE. (I have since filled her in on the concept of green feet = green eggs. She is a duck person, herself, so she just didn't know.)

So... ordered 2 RIRs... received 0.
 

muddler6

Songster
12 Years
Sep 12, 2007
474
2
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Jefferson County, PA
Quote:That is exactly what mine look like too, but I was told I was getting Buff Orps at the feed store, I knew something wasn't right when I started seeing black feathers in the tail. At least I know what they are now, Now I need to find a roo close to me so I can hatch some more this spring.
 

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