Growth Comparison (Easter Eggers vs. Rhode Island Reds)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by lyric, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. lyric

    lyric Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would anyone here happen to know the growth rate of Ameracauna versus the Rhode Island Red? We are working to make some final breed decisions and DH asked me to find out. He'd like to know how long it takes the two breeds to mature.

    Thanks in advance for any help.

    Lyric
     
  2. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought 2 RIR & 8 EE and last Spring (4 EE were roos and 1 EE hen had a crooked beek and went to freezer camp - last fall) . EE grew much slower, same age but looked several weeks younger at 12 weeks than RIR) My RIR started laying a month to two months before EE hens. RIR eggs now are L to XL, EE give me Med Size eggs. Hope that helps.
     
  3. lyric

    lyric Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yessssssssss. You're a gem! Just told DH what you shared. Thanks.

    Lyric
     

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