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Difference between RIR and NHR?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Bantam Bodon, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. Bantam Bodon

    Bantam Bodon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering what the difference is between the Rhode Island Reds and the New Hampshire Reds? Is there any at all or is it the same breed from different areas?
     
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    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    RIR are much, much darker--they almost look black.
     
  4. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    The real difference is color, as mentioned. Strains vary, this one lays more than that one, etc. Taken together the edge will go to the RIR, but not by much.

    I prefer the coloring of the Hamps, myself.
     
  5. Bantam Bodon

    Bantam Bodon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone, yes i do see there is a difference!
     

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