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Help with figuring out breeds, please?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ORChickFam, Mar 17, 2015.

  1. ORChickFam

    ORChickFam Chirping

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    I thought I could tell them apart but I keep getting them confused. Mind helping me out a little?

    We ordered: New Hampshire (Red), Red Star, Welsummer, Rhode Island


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  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Would vote you have them in the order, Welsummer, RIR, NHR and Red Star... The Wels should be brownish, the RIR the darkest red, the RS should have the lightest wing feathers coming in, the NHR inbetween.
     
  3. Spangled

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    I agree with Kelsey2290.

    And they can be really difficult to tell apart depending on how the hatchery bred the chicks.

    Depending on how the hatchery made the red stars ... if when grown, the hen has white tipped tail feathers and a fair bit of white under the red, then it's a red star. But not all hatcheries will make red stars that way. The RI Red and the New Hampshire shouldn't have any white on them.
     
  4. ORChickFam

    ORChickFam Chirping

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    Thanks guys. I'm just printed their pics and labeled them to help the kids. I can't keep their names straight let alone a chicken. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    Agreed.
     

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