Is this guy show quality? (RIR)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BantyHugger, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Ponder
    This was my first rooster, Earl. He was a real sweety to the ladies but we had to get rid of him due to over "loving". Lately i have noticed all the bad rep hatchery birds get, so i was wondering if he actually was a good quality boy. He seems really dark to me. I thought i'd ask the experts. [​IMG]

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  2. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    He looks a little light in color to me but I am no expert.
     
  3. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    is it the picture or does he naturally have a really shiny coat of feathers
     
  4. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
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    His feathers were naturally really shiny. I thought that was just because he was a rooster.
     
  5. Chef

    Chef Chicken Connoisseur

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    Ya my roo is really shiney too. Is that a bad thing?[​IMG].

    9 months old.
     
  6. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    Although your Roo is a very handsome Boy. His color is not right for show. Here is a picture of a show bird that I used to show when I had RIR's
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    BTW Shiny feathers is good
     
  7. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    I want to put Don up next to your rooster to compare. He is a hatchery bird but Ive thought him and his RIR girls look dark. He is shiny it was a cloudy day I took the pic.

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  8. ghulst

    ghulst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To light in color for show.
     
  9. beakkeeper

    beakkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not an expert by any means, but the birds I saw at show were
    1. Deeper red
    2. had longer, fuller tail feathers (like Chef's bird! [​IMG] )
    3. were HUGE!!!
     
  10. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    While he is a handsome roo, he looks more like a production red.
     

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