Is this hen a New Hampshire Red?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sandbellie, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. Sandbellie

    Sandbellie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2009
    New Hampshire

  2. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    there is no such breed as a new hampshire red only new hampshire [​IMG] and she is either a hatchery new hampshire or a production red.
  3. PeakyBeaky

    PeakyBeaky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 27, 2010
    Bellefonte, PA
    It's a red sex link...aka production red/comet/whatever else they are called at the time. Great layers! [​IMG]
  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009

  5. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    looks like a cinnamon queen ( red star )
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    She is not a Red Sex Link or a Red Star, people. . . Those have dom white on their hackles and tails. . . .

    She's a New Hampshire, yes, not a New Hampshire red [​IMG] - However she's a hatchery quality one, so really, she's also quite likely a mutt, "production red," etc.
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    She is a New Hampshire, yes. At least, that's my best guess from experience. I had two hatchery NH hens awhile back. The black in the tail and the lack of lots of white are what indicate NH rather than sexlink.
  8. Muggsmagee

    Muggsmagee Menagerie Mama

    Dec 15, 2009
    Central NY
    Ummm...what am I missing here? Yes there is a breed called New Hampshire Red. I have two. It is even listed on the breed index here on BYC, on McMurray's site, on Meyer, Ideal...
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The breed name is actually "New Hampshire". The "red" part just became habit later on, due to the similarity with the RIR.
  10. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    The APA does not call them by the "red" part in the name, nor do breeders. You have to consider that the breed pages on BYC are created by members, most of which having production stock, which comes from hatcheries who started the false name. New Hampshires are extremely rare, so there are very little people who correct it. kathyinmo is the only one on BYC who I know of who has true New Hampshires. . . Otherwise, if they were more, we'd fix those mistakes like we did with the misnaming that hatcheries still do of "Americauna/Americana" - And even still then, there are some BYC breed pages of Ameraucana showing Easter Eggers. [​IMG]

    It's all about who was told what by the hatcheries and who wasn't. If Ameraucanas were as rare, we'd still believe that hatcheries carry them, that they're called "Americaunas," and that brown ones with black pencilling is accepted, since websites show it. True New Hampshires, though, are very rare, so people instead turn to the hatcheries, who call them New Hampshire Reds, and likely cross other "red" breeds into them.

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