Is this a New Hampshire Red?

Sanna

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One of the kids here at the farm has a hen she'd like to show but she's not sure if the hen is 100% New Hampshire Red? I know absolutely nothing about the breed. I've tried Google, but I'm still not absolutely sure if this hen really is all New Hampshire Red.

Can anyone help us out?




 
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HEChicken

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My guess would be a Production Red. New Hampshire reds should have yellow legs and a "necklace" of black lacing around the neck. Here is a pic of one of mine:

 

Kev

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I agree with not being sure about this hen.. the type seems all weird and off for a Hamp.

my first reaction at seeing the pictures was either a mixed heavy breed or result of a hatchery of not selecting for type at all- as in possibly is some hatchery's idea of a Hamp but would not fly too well at a show?

She is a majestic looking hen, whatever she is though!
 

Sanna

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I was thinking that this would have been a hatchery chick, if she was a purebred. Doesn't the SOP call for black in their tail feathers also?
 

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