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Is this a Rhode Island Red rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Justuschicks, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. Justuschicks

    Justuschicks Songster

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    I hatched this boy from an egg I got from my husbands friend. He didn't know what breed chickens he had and I am confused when it comes to RIR, NHR, and Red SL. He is a beautiful boy and was a light brownish red when he was a chick. He is now a deep rust/burgundy color w/ a beetle green tail. His hackle feathers have a very slight gold or light rust lacing but it is very subtle.

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  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Crowing Premium Member

    Hatchery RIR stock, I assume. Handsome.
     
  3. <3ChickenForever

    <3ChickenForever Fire Is Catching

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    Yes, RIR. Very handsome!
     
  4. Justuschicks

    Justuschicks Songster

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    Good to hear, especially since I just got a flock of RIR girls for him. lol
     
  5. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Songster

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    No. He's not dark enough. He's a production red.

    This is a real RIR.

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  6. Justuschicks

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    Shucks! Now I am disappointed. Well here are some better pictures and lighting.

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    So would the chicks be considered production reds or mutts?
     
  7. Justuschicks

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  8. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

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    No clue on the breed but he sure is handsome [​IMG]
     
  9. annageckos

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  10. CluckyJay

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    Production red but still a great bird to have. I love my production hens, they are so productive, sweet and good natured. The rooster is mean though. Apparently McMurray has mean roosters in their line, from what I've read anyway. He is pretty though. Really thick feathers and so darn solid-looking.

    You'll love your "little" guys!
     

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