Is this a Rhode Island Red/ pics

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by xxIsabellaxx, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. xxIsabellaxx

    xxIsabellaxx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This my Hen Lucy. She is sick right now. but When i showed her last year at my 4-H fair they said she probably wasn't a Rhode Island Red. They said she was to dark and she had to many decsent feathers.

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  2. Jake Levi

    Jake Levi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say that she is, most likely a hatchery bird.

    Whoever said she was too dark doesnt know RIRs very well, if anything she should be darker.
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:Bingo! People are far too used to the "Production Red" type Rhode Island Reds, which are far from the original and the breed standard, being a drab and pale orangey brown to reddish brown. True, good Rhode Island Reds should be a blood red, almost black color with great sheen.

    Next time you should go back there, bring an APA Standard of Perfection book, and show them otherwise! [​IMG]
     
  4. xxIsabellaxx

    xxIsabellaxx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Bingo! People are far too used to the "Production Red" type Rhode Island Reds, which are far from the original and the breed standard, being a drab and pale orangey brown to reddish brown. True, good Rhode Island Reds should be a blood red, almost black color with great sheen.

    Next time you should go back there, bring an APA Standard of Perfection book, and show them otherwise! [​IMG]

    Thanks she's won 1st palce against all of the RIR in the show. [​IMG]
     
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:Bingo! People are far too used to the "Production Red" type Rhode Island Reds, which are far from the original and the breed standard, being a drab and pale orangey brown to reddish brown. True, good Rhode Island Reds should be a blood red, almost black color with great sheen.

    Next time you should go back there, bring an APA Standard of Perfection book, and show them otherwise! [​IMG]

    Thanks she's won 1st palce against all of the RIR in the show. [​IMG]

    The thing about "winning" against the other R.I. Red is that the other R.I. Red could have been more of a production type Red than yours is, or the "judge" wasn't a APA licensed poultry judge and didn't know what a Rhode Island Red should look like.

    From what I can see from the picture you Red lacks in tail color (needs to be more Black), her body plumage color need to be a more even Red color and less Black, her under-color and surface-color need to be more darker.

    Now please don't think that I am putting your bird down because I am not, I am letting you know the fault that I see from the picture and letting you now that she a Production Red and not a true Rhode Island.

    Chris
     
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  6. xxIsabellaxx

    xxIsabellaxx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks she's won 1st palce against all of the RIR in the show. [​IMG]

    The thing about "winning" against the other R.I. Red is that the other R.I. Red could have been more of a production type Red than yours is, or the "judge" wasn't a APA licensed poultry judge and didn't know what a Rhode Island Red should look like.

    From what I can see from the picture you Red lacks in tail color (needs to be more Black), her body plumage color need to be a more even Red color and less Black, her under-color and surface-color need to be more darker.

    Now please don't think that I am putting your bird down because I am not, I am letting you know the fault that I see from the picture and letting you now that she a Production Red and not a true Rhode Island.

    Chris

    It's ok. [​IMG] Since she is older now and went through a couple of moults he tail is acctually much darker than in this photo. The photo was taken the first year we had her when she was a younger Hen.
     
  7. Jake Levi

    Jake Levi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Stay with them Isabella, get a pair or trio of heritage RIRs and breed up your own flock. You have plenty of time to build a real heritage flock.
     
  8. xxIsabellaxx

    xxIsabellaxx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks Jake.
     

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