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Is this guy show quality? (RIR)

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

  1. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Songster

    May 23, 2008
    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]


  2. herechickchick

    herechickchick Songster

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

    Bock_Bock Songster

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

    BantyHugger Songster

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

    Chef Chicken Connoisseur

    Dec 16, 2008
    Ya my roo is really shiney too. Is that a bad thing?[​IMG].

    9 months old.
  6. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

    Nov 14, 2007
    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
    BTW Shiny feathers is good
  7. ams3651

    ams3651 Songster

    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.

  8. ghulst

    ghulst Songster

    Aug 31, 2008
    Zeeland Michigan
    To light in color for show.
  9. beakkeeper

    beakkeeper Songster

    Jul 20, 2008
    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

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    While he is a handsome roo, he looks more like a production red.

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