It's SUPPOSED to be a RIR... But what is it really?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LilBizzy, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. LilBizzy

    LilBizzy Chicken Storyteller

    May 20, 2008
    We were told our 11 chickens were RIR's. At 5 weeks of age, we traded in 5 roosters for 5 same age hens( and one of those grew into a roo, too), and the ones we traded for were also supposed to be RIR's. I know the guy also sells BO's. But I'm wondering what kind of mutts these might be.
    These are the original chickens. We've had them since day 1. (and yes, I know I said I traded in the Roos, and yes, I notice I still have 1 ((or 2-)) ((or 3)))

    Now here is The Mottled crew, with 2 of the originals. Notice the poor Unhandsome roo in the center. His head and neck are almost golden, his back is Rhode Island Red, and his tail is white

    And here is the oddball. shes kinda growing on me. Not as ugly as I used to think. But she looks like someones magic marker was running out of ink when they were coloring her

    So what do you think ? What kind of mutts might these be?
  2. Hen Daddy

    Hen Daddy In the Brooder

    Aug 20, 2008
    Vancouver, WA
    I looked on Feathersite and they look like the mottled crew and oddball are Golden Sex Links.
  3. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    RSL and RIRs
  4. chickypoo

    chickypoo Songster

    Mar 13, 2008
    They remind me of our golden sex-link hens. I think you have a mix of golden sex-link and red sex-link.
  5. EliteTempleton

    EliteTempleton Songster

    Aug 9, 2008
    SW MI
    Yup, the darker ones look like my RIR and the lighter ones look like my RSL. Of course RSL are not actually a breed so maybe they are a cross of the RIR's and Barred Rocks where you got them?

    I think the oddball is really neat looking. Neat enough that if you lived closer I would probably offer to buy or trade. [​IMG]
    They would also make some really neat craft feathers for the types who do that.

    My RSL and ISA Brown look VERY similar(like I have a red band around one of their legs so I can tell them apart), the RSL is just now getting some(like 3 dime sized) white patches, but I've accepted that she is just more red(sure looks light brown to me?) than the typical RSL.
  6. LilBizzy

    LilBizzy Chicken Storyteller

    May 20, 2008
    I do have 4 older girls that are RSL's, but they are colored a little differently. From reading, it seems sex links can be made with a combo of parents.
    Obviously it is a mix, because the rooster is similar colored, but with a little more RIR in him. I wish I had seen these before they were 5 or 6 weeks old.
    The "oddball".. shes actually prettier in person than in the picture. I don't think I'd sell or trade her, cause she's part of "the crew" ( whereas the original 6 are "the hoodlums")
    Hen Daddy- yup, I went and looked on Feathersite, and theres a picture in the center of a RIR male and white Plymouth Rock female that looks alot like oddball. ( I have to get her a better nameLOL)
    Thanks everyone!
  7. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I think she's beautiful....
  8. lorimissjane64

    lorimissjane64 In the Brooder

    Aug 20, 2008
    I was thinking the exact same pretty!!
  9. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing

    Mar 25, 2008
    They look just like my Golden Comet girls! They are lovely chickens also, so you did okay. [​IMG]
  10. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    What a great trade.... except for the roo.

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