How to tell the difference between Rhode Island and New Hampshire reds

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by WalkingOnSunshine, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    I got my chick order on Monday, and it should have contained 2 Rhode Island Reds and two New Hampshire Reds. I only have 2 total red chicks out of the 32 I ordered. Nothing else comes close, since they are Barred Rocks, GLWs and pearl leghorns.

    I'd like to figure out which chicks I didn't get before I call the hatchery to complain. Is there any way to figure this out?
     
  2. Chef

    Chef Chicken Connoisseur

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    No pics?


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  3. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    OK, Ok. I'll post pics tonight. I should have remembered which forum I was on--BYCers always need to see the cute. [​IMG]
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    NHRs are yellow as chicks while RIRs are more orangey/reddish/strawberry blonde colored.
     
  5. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    Here are the pics!

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    New Hampshire or Rhode Island? Either way, I only have two reddish chicks out of 32 (the rest are black, yellow or bluish yellow, so definitely not Reds of any type).

    Erika
     
  6. Chef

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    I'm going to say RIR. Good luck!


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  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    RIR
     

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