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Difference between RIR and NHR?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by illinichick, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. illinichick

    illinichick Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    SE Il
    Could anyone tell me which of the two that I have? They are all red except for a few black tail feathers. Thanks!
  2. If they have black tail feathers, its a pretty sure thing you have NH Reds.

    NH's were started from a foundation stock of RIRs.

    The ones I had were the best layers and the eggs were huge!
  3. illinichick

    illinichick Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    SE Il
    Thanks for your reply. Mine are 7 months old and have been laying for 2 months. sometimes their eggs are too big for the cartons!
  4. MS9325

    MS9325 Songster

    Oct 20, 2007
    not true, rhode Island Reds also sport black tail feathers, a Rhode Island Red is darker in color compared to a new hampshire, they are a nice dark chestnut color and the New hampshires are more of a faded red or light red, as they were not breed for color but egg production.
  5. It was a given that I would get 2 or 3 double yokers a week and they were docile as could be.
    Had I not decided to mainly go with bantams I would get me some more!

    Enjoy them AND the eggs!!!
  6. Ugly Cowboy

    Ugly Cowboy Songster

    Apr 25, 2008
    Corn, OK
    I'd say probly RIR.
  7. rockyroo

    rockyroo In the Brooder

    Apr 13, 2008
    PB RIRS have black fearhers on tails and are darker in colour u have a gd breed in them ones

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