How to tell a new hampshire red from a rhode island red?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by rirluvr, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. rirluvr

    rirluvr Gallus Domesticus

    Last edited: Nov 26, 2010
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    New Hampshire Reds are generally more of an orange/red in color. Rhode Island Reds are closer to a brick red color.
  3. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    they are probally production reds. RIR's will be really dark red! almost maroonish. I love my production red, lay's tons of eggs.
  4. chickenlover54

    chickenlover54 Henely Hatchery

    May 20, 2009
    Northern Illinois
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    If it helps, here's my RIR pullet (from hatchery)

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  6. rirluvr

    rirluvr Gallus Domesticus

    wow! you guys are so helpful. one of my chickens looks exactly like the one in that picture and some are darker red. So I guess I am going to just go with Rhode Island Reds. I hear they start laying at 5-6 months anyone hear any different?

    thanks for all the help. this is indeed the friendliest chicken forum around.
  7. rirluvr

    rirluvr Gallus Domesticus

    I wanted to put up a picture of my girls but I have no idea how.. anyone have simple instructions?
  8. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
  9. rirluvr

    rirluvr Gallus Domesticus

    Thanks for the super handy and easy link to how to post a pic.

    Here goes my first try..

    Ladies and gentlemen I present my girls Matilda, Hilda, and Agnus


    and here is Agnus wondering why she likes mint so much.

  10. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2009
    Palmetto GA
    All are Production Rhode Island Red

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