Joseph in Haiti w/ Rhode Island Reds

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jgbataille, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. jgbataille

    jgbataille New Egg

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    Hi everybody. I just joined the community this morning. I've kept leghorns in the past but on March 4th I'll be receiving 6 Rhode Island Reds. We used to keep them when my family lived in Ohio. Curious to see how they'll do here in Haiti.

    Anyone else keeping RIRs in hot climates? Also, it's hard to get a RIR rooster here (they just don't sell them) so I was wondering if they tend to keep their laying characteristics when crossbred. I'll probably be experimenting quite a bit here since its hard to put a finger on some of the local breeds.
     
  2. JDchicks

    JDchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
  5. gander007

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    Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the flock [​IMG]
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    I don't keep RIR's, so I can't help you on this. But I do wish you all the best and welcome you to BYC!
     
  7. Kelsie2290

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  8. jgbataille

    jgbataille New Egg

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    Thanks for the warm welcome into the community. I'm looking forward to growing with you guys. RIRs are actually fairly popular in Haiti. So they have adapted, but I haven't had the experience with them yet. I also look forward to sharing the results of the crosses with some of our more indigenous breeds.
     

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