Is it possible this is a bantam RIR?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Smartie_Pants, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Songster

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    On April 3rd, I was given a chick. My stupid cousin was giving them away at an Easter Egg Hunt. [​IMG] She bought them from the feed store, and when I posted some pics you guys said she was an RIR. Now she's four months old, and still pretty small. My white silkie hen hatched 4 babies of her own the next day, and they came from my EE roo. Two became standard size, and two are bantam. The regular size chickens are bigger than her. Its hard to see in this pic since there is nothing to compare her too, but she is barely taller/bigger than the silkie is! Is she just a slow grower, or could she be a bantam? I've never had RIR's, but the other breeds I have had were usually bigger by this time.


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  2. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Songster

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    What ever she is, she's gorgeous!!!
     
  3. nicalandia

    nicalandia Crowing

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    she is a RIR red hen and its not a bantam
     
  4. pattypenny

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    I have RIR bantams and they are much darker red than yours hen .
     
  5. nicalandia

    nicalandia Crowing

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    there is not a direct link between color and size, your RIR show darker color because they come from a different breeding lines
     
  6. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Not a RIR.. Mabe a Production red...
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  7. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Songster

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    That's what I pointed out before, she's lighter than I thought RIR's were supposed to be. She's more the color of the Golden Comets I had before, So I would agree that's she's a sexlink. I guess she's just a slower grower than the BR's and other's' I've had.
     
  8. jossanne

    jossanne Songster

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    I don't think she's necessarily a sex-link, but I do think she's a production red. That's what the hatcheries sell as Rhode Island Reds...

    Or could she be a NHR?
     

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