Does anyone breed Heritage RIR's?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by CHICKEN little 1, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. CHICKEN little 1

    CHICKEN little 1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I love the old RIR's.Does anyone breed them on here?

    I've had the Production Reds. Their just not the same. Just wanted to hear everyones thoughts,and pics. Seems people are forgetting this great breed.[​IMG]
     
  2. Rusty Hills Farm

    Rusty Hills Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check out geareduplyn. I believe he mentioned that he would have chicks available this spring. He has THE most gorgeous heritage RIRs that I have seen in a very long time.

    Rusty
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Gary has them, that's true. Bama Chicken used to... the girl in this photo is one I hatched from her:

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  4. CHICKEN little 1

    CHICKEN little 1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] speckledhen Thats what I'am talkin about that dark red,and stocky build! [​IMG]
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Not just stocky, but tall, too! These are Amazon-Hens!
     
  6. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    [​IMG] Yep I love Bama Chicken's RIRs and sooner or later, Gary will be the next one I would look into!
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Julie doesnt have them anymore, sadly. She is concentrating on other projects. I love these girls. They mind their own business, are quiet, calm and good layers.
     
  8. CHICKEN little 1

    CHICKEN little 1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where are the Heritage RIR owners?

    ARE THEY BECOMING EXTINCT? I hope not. [​IMG]

    I have to agree with you speckled hen on your description of the RIR's. My past experience with them have been the same as yours. [​IMG]
     
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  9. dave27889

    dave27889 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm looking for the same thing and I am finding true RIR's hard to find. I am looking at my pet chicken to see if their's are true RIR's. I would appreciate any help also and I will let you know if I find some. Dave in Washington, NC
     
  10. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Hatchery bred RIR looks nothing like the heritage RIRs and the confirmation or standards of the RIRs are all wrong. They looked like a leghorn body with red feathers LOL! If you want the real thing, stick with true breeders of heritage RIRs!
     

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