Is There A Difference???......help Please!!!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by goldies99, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. goldies99

    goldies99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am wondering if there is a difference between a rhode island red and a production rhode island red chicken ????
    or are they the same thing???......thanks for the help!
     
  2. bobzant

    bobzant Chillin' With My Peeps

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    from what ive read the only true difference is the color of red that they are? and maybe something to do with one is hatchery quality while the other is show
     
  3. <3ChickenForever

    <3ChickenForever Fire Is Catching

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    Rhode Island reds have a different color than production reds. They are practically the same except in color.
     
  4. De

    De Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YES, there is a BIG diff. in them...
    The true Rhode Island Reds are a beautiful deep drak mahogany red, you can only get these from breeder..
    Any thing that you get from the hatchery would be a production red...
    They both lay brown eggs and would be ok for meat...
     
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  5. djennings

    djennings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are my RIR's I got from a breeder. [​IMG]
     
  6. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:Sorry but they would make better Production Red than R.I. Reds.

    Chris
     
  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:Production Reds -
    There are two true types of true "Production Red" one is a R.I. Red bred solely for egg production and selectively bred solely from the R.I. Red. These birds tend to have some black in there tail and some ticking in there hackles.
    The other type of "Production Red" is a cross and the result of R.I. Red with Leghorn blood added. These birds tend to be lighter in color and may have some white in there tail.
    Some Hatcheries clam that there R.I. Red /New Hampshire cross is a Production Red but this cross to me is not a true Production Red because the New Hampshire as a breed was bred solely from the
    R.I. Red for a more meat type fowl not egg production.

    (Not my bird)
    Production Red
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    Here are some of my Rhode Island Reds

    Rose Comb Hen
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    Rose Comb Rooster
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    Single Comb Rooster
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    Chris
     
  8. kera!

    kera! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry to interupt the thread but I have a RIR I think! they said it was... but the picture of the group of RIR at the top of this threead have almost a lacing pattern mine hen looks like the one Chris posted only a straight comb,,,she is burgandy not burnt orange..
     

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