Is this a RIR, a NewHampshireRed or something else?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bossynbella, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. bossynbella

    bossynbella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is one we got in our Heavy Rooster Asst. It was a light orange color as a chick. We had 2 others but they died early on. It has never looked like what I assume are the RIR He is much lighter.
    I need to know because if he either a RIR or a NHR he will be safe from the table as I need another rooster of one of these breeds. He is the nicest looking of all the "red/orange" roosters

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    you can see the head of one of the dark red RIR? in the back.

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    Here he is head on


    thanks in advance
    Melissa
     
  2. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

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    Red Sex-Link
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    To me, it does look like a NH rooster-I see some light lacing in the hackle feathers indicative of the NH breed. Sorry, ticks, a red sexlink rooster would be white with red in the pyle areas.
     
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  4. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    RSL roosters are white with very little red. I'm not positive what yours is, Bossy, but he sure looks like he might be a New Hampshire Red.
     
  5. bossynbella

    bossynbella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not to be rude but... HOW!! How can that be a red sex link rooster? We have 4 red sex link roosters. They are white with various bits of red, brown.
    Does anyone else have an opinion?
    Here is another pic of him with the other roosters. A RIR and a Black Sexlink Rooster. You can see the Red sexlink Rooster to the left. THe white and red one.
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    Melissa

    Edited to add. You guys are fast when I went to reply to this there was only the one reply from Ticks!
    Thanks keep them coming
     
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  6. bantyman

    bantyman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey [​IMG]

    Its a New Hampshire
     
  7. goldensunriseranch

    goldensunriseranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If this were a pullet I'd say red-sex link but the red-sex link roosters are predominately white or a creamy color with red on their wings, not red all over.
    But a RIR or NHR he should get alot of black in his tail, going by body color if he is either of the two I'd say NHR.
     
  8. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

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    The Sticks, Vermont
    Quote:I know I know, I didn't see rooster, It looks like a RSL hen. except the tail
     
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  9. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    This is my Red-Sexlink roo "Fudge" when he was about 8 weeks old.

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    He's a huge beast now with the same color markings

    PS He was suppose to have been a pullet!
     
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  10. brownfarms

    brownfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Am I way off? It looks like a Buff Orp to me??
     

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