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Heritage RIR vs production RIR

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by 7L Farm, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found out today that my RIR's are heritage. What's the difference?
     
  2. ninjascrub69

    ninjascrub69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    a production red is a cross between new hamphires and RIRs and are usually more agressive (from what ive heard)
     
  3. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ok. Thanks. My chicks seem pretty laid back but I was just curious.
     
  4. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    NOTE: These are not my pictures.

    This one is NOT:

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    This one IS a Heritage RIR (Robert Blosl photo):

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  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:Not necessarily, I think there might be one or two hatcheries that call that cross a "Production Red"
    There are two popular types of "Production Red" one is a R.I. Red bred solely for egg production and selectively bred solely from the R.I. Red.
    The other type "Production Red" is a cross of a R.I. Red and a Leghorn.

    Keep in mind that the New Hampshire was also bred solely from the R.I. Red with no other outside blood added.

    Chris
     
  6. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    7L Farm,

    Heritage Red are only available from a breeder period. If you get R.I. Red's from a hatchery then it is a "Production Red".

    Here is a picture of one of my Heritage Rose Comb Red's

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    Chris
     
  7. turtlebird

    turtlebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Heritage RIRs are SOOOOO beautiful! [​IMG]
     
  8. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No mine came from a breeder. I called them today out of curiosity. I love them either way. I called them cause I want more their cool chickens & I need more huevos.
     
  9. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree I'll post pics of mine.
     
  10. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Nice Their great. I'm in love with mine. Their laying & their like machines.
     

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