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Is this a RIR ?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dries86, May 8, 2016.

  1. dries86

    dries86 Out Of The Brooder

    May 3, 2015
    Hi all

    Bought this chicken 7 weeks ago (sold as a 'laying hen'). Age around 8-9 weeks now I guess.

    To me it looks like a pullet, but was wondering about the breed ?

  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Looks like a New Hampshire pullet. (The superior red in my opinon, they lack the frequent aggression issues of RIRs.)
    Last edited: May 8, 2016
  3. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 28, 2015
    Houston, Tx
    It could also be a Production Red. I have two from Ideal (RIRXNew Hampshire) and they are laying machines. They look just like that.
  4. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Hatchery stock Rhode Island Reds and New Hampshire Reds (as well as Red Sex Links) all class as Production Reds.
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture

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