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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Dirty Farmer, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. Dirty Farmer

    Dirty Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just picked up four free Craigslist hens. They've been laying for about a year now, but the previous owner didn't want to take care of them, with the hassle that the winter brings. So now I have four more hens. What breed are they?

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  2. IowaHeritage

    IowaHeritage Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look Like " Production Reds ".
     
  3. dinahmoe

    dinahmoe Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    agree,production reds or hatchery rhode island reds.mine still lay pretty good after 3 years but they are slowing down.
     
  4. Dirty Farmer

    Dirty Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks.

    Is a "Production Red" a byproduct of crossing a Rhode Island red and somthing else?

    They make good layers? A harty winter breed? A dual purpose, layer/meatie?
     
  5. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I'd say more along the lines of hatchery RIR. My PR is much lighter, and she was the darkest of her sisters.

    I wouldn't be surprised if they were PR either. :) They look like they will bring you great eggs!
     
  6. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very winter hardy here in Ohio.
     
  7. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Production Reds, and they are fairly cold hardy. If it gets really cold where you are, you may want to rub some vaseline on their combs and wattles to prevent frostbite. And yes, they are both good layers and dual purpose.
     
  8. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think Production Reds are something like RIRxNH. I agree they look to be either hatchery RIR or Production Reds. Pretty good dual purpose (layers and for meat) and cold hardy.
     
  9. ChickenAddict92

    ChickenAddict92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with the other posts on here- Production Reds or RI Reds. The one on the far right even has a slim chance of being a Partridge Plymouth Rock, although I doubt it. [​IMG]
     
  10. Dirty Farmer

    Dirty Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you everyone for the help. [​IMG]
     

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