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Do Rhode Islands have black feathers on their necks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sauers003, May 3, 2016.

  1. Sauers003

    Sauers003 In the Brooder

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    One of our seven week old pullets has black feathers on her back/saddle. The rest of the chicks are all varying shades of red, so I was just curious. She doesn't have any roo-ish characteristics either. Is this a normal thing for Rhode Islands? Chicken genetics are a new thing for me, still learning!

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  2. Angie8eggs

    Angie8eggs Songster

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    I have no experience with RIR myself, but my mom has a few and one does have black feathers and she is a hen.
     
  3. Angie8eggs

    Angie8eggs Songster

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    I am not sure about her other ones, I just noticed it on that particular one. ;)
     
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  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Since she's from a hatchery, her genetics may not be pure for being a RIR, but she's definitely a pullet [​IMG]
     
  5. Sauers003

    Sauers003 In the Brooder

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    That's what I was thinking..that somewhere along the line she probably has something else mixed in. And yes, not even the hint of a boy. Either way, she's one of my favorites!
     

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