How do I to tell a RIR from a NH?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Ang, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. Ang

    Ang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was given 15 red chicks this spring. I have no idea if they are RIR or NH. Is there an easy way to tell? I don't have any pics. I can get some later if anyone wants me to. Thanks!
     
  2. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    RIRs are a much deeper red than NHRs... NHRs are more of an orange color.

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    NHR
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    I have a 6-7 month old NHR and she has the black at the tip of her tail feathers like the one in the pic above too. HTH!
     
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2009
  3. Ang

    Ang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! Next time I am out in the coop I will have a good look and see what color they really are. [​IMG]
     
  4. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    here is a Breeder stock RIR. They are dark, really dark


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