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How do I tell the difference between Rhode Island Red and Red Sex Links?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by FLSwampStomer, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. FLSwampStomer

    FLSwampStomer Out Of The Brooder

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    I can't decide which one my hen is, thinking RIR.
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Rhode Island Reds are a dark, mahogany red all over the entire body.
    Red sex link hens are a lighter brown/red with white tips and tail. They often look like they have a white lace collar and sat in a bucket of bleach.
     
  3. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    A Rhode Island Red is a deep mahogany color with no white in her feathers, this is how a Red Star ( also called red sex link) looks like.

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  4. eddiesurf

    eddiesurf Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi guys! Can someone tell if this guy is an orpington? Thanks[​IMG]
     
  5. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    It looks like a Splash Orpington rooster.
     
  6. eddiesurf

    eddiesurf Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! Been trying to find out for the longest time..
     

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