Do RIRs get black in tails??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by MonkeyZero, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    Well right now I was out feeding the chickies, when i picked up my RIR. Well I noticed, some of her tail feathers are slightly blackening!!!

    Is it normal in hens too?
     
  2. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2008
    Colorado
    My RIRs have black in their tail feathers. Some have it more than others.
     
  3. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

    Jan 10, 2008
    Marysville, OH
    A couple of mine have black in their tails.
     
  4. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    Oh Ok thank god, i thought she was becoming a he. She has it only on tiny parts of the tail
     
  5. geareduplyn

    geareduplyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    Now those are some DARK-red RIRs!! Pretty! Don't believe I've ever seen any with black heads and necks though.... is it just the lighting in this pic?
     
  7. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes RIR's do get black in the tail, they are considered black tailed red.
     
  8. geareduplyn

    geareduplyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They are a deep Mohagany Red as they should be. Must be your monitor.
     
  9. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    Quote:my girls are growing up just like that, what a glorious RIR rooster. I just love the tail feathers.
     
  10. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    Those are beautiful birds!!
     

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