Heritage or Production Reds?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by RedWhiteandFree, Jan 4, 2017.

  1. RedWhiteandFree

    RedWhiteandFree Just Hatched

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    Hello, so I have heard a lot about how production reds and heritage reds are different by looks, temperament, ect. But I can still not tell what mine are.....so I would greatly appreciate some input.
    First off, my rooster is from a small local farm, so I don't think he's the same as the rest, while my hens I got back from my old school,

    where they bred in chickens they ordered from who knows where. So I have no idea what they are.[​IMG]
    This is Bubba, my rooster.
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    This is one of my 3 month old chicks hatched from my roo and one of the hens so I don't know if it's possible to tell by what she looks like.
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    The final 3 pics are of various hens I have, (they are currently molting), but there are differences in age, and slight differences in coloring. One i have, which is not shown here, has slightly darker coloring than the others, but all the chickens I have, including the rooster and 2 three month old roosters I have are all extremely friendly and follow you around, and some like to sit on you so they can get pet.

    Once again, any input would be greatly appreciated, thankyou!
     
  2. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    they are production reds. Heritage Rhode Island Reds look like this
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  3. RedWhiteandFree

    RedWhiteandFree Just Hatched

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    Oh wow, that is a big difference. Thank you, I tried to google it originally but I got mixed information.
     
  4. RedWhiteandFree

    RedWhiteandFree Just Hatched

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    Oh wow, that is a big difference. I tried to google it originally but got mixed information. Thank you!
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Production Reds.
     
  6. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Production Reds or hatchery quality Rhode Reds. Usually the same thing.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  8. laircy

    laircy Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a hen that looks like the second to last picture. I had only guessed she was New Hampshire red. What is the difference?
     
  9. RedWhiteandFree

    RedWhiteandFree Just Hatched

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    I have never seen a New Hampshire Red....maybe that's what they breed with the Rhode Islands to get the production ones???
     
  10. laircy

    laircy Out Of The Brooder

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    Hmm, that is correct. It's still hard to tell the difference from pictures though.
     
  11. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not my pictures.


    [​IMG]Rhode Island Red male

    [​IMG]Rhode Island Red Female

    [​IMG]Production Red Male "aka Hatchery Rhode Island Reds"

    [​IMG]Production Red Female "aka Hatchery Rhode Island Reds"

    [​IMG]New Hampshire Red Male

    [​IMG]New Hampshire Red Female
     
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