Is the rooster a Rhode Island Red?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by flockman, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. flockman

    flockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He was a packing peanut from Ideal last spring.
     
  2. yes he looks like one,

    he sure is a looker [​IMG]
     
  3. One Chick Two

    One Chick Two Chillin' With My Peeps

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    RIR X2. He's a gorgeous, glossy fellow too!
     
  4. flockman

    flockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. There were 12 of them. I picked the one I thought looked the nicest at 16 weeks. He is a pretty guy.
     
  5. Avlana

    Avlana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I'd say he looks like a RIR. Very handsome guy!
     
  6. Irishhenman

    Irishhenman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no way his type is nothing like an Rhode Island Red, their backs should be long and their tail horizontal and a very promonant keel, he has none of these things. the only thing that resembles an Rhode Island Red is his color and that isn't even very good, light areas at the tips of his wings etc
     
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  7. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    He is what hatcheries call Rhode Island Red. Of course, he isn't even close to true bred type, color, body shape, etc, but he is what hatcheries sell as a Rhode Island Red. Mostly, to make the differentiation, they are known as production type reds.
     

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