My beastly trio aka What are these girls that are supposed to be RIRs?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by KristaBeth, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. KristaBeth

    KristaBeth Out Of The Brooder

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    These were sold to me (at a feed store)as RIRs, but I didn't think they were. Took them anyway, called the hatchery and the guy there swore up and down that they are RIRs. They are about 8 or 9 weeks old now (have to check the calendar) and are huge - even bigger than my 14-week-old BA. Are they some kind of hatchery RIR or something completely different?

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  2. emvickrey

    emvickrey ChowDown Silkie Farm

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    Your right, they're not. But if you find out what they are i'd be happy to know. I have some that look like that, that I got from a man down the road. I"d like to know what they are myself. I have RIR's and they are a dark red. Some of them turned out to be mixed with what the great BYC'ers think may be speckled sussex. They're pretty though.
     
  3. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    The brown ones look like New Hampshire Reds to me.
     
  4. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

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    New Hamshires can be huge! [​IMG]
     
  5. KristaBeth

    KristaBeth Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't know...this is the pic that My Pet Chicken has for New Hampshire's:

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  6. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are Red Broilers.Ideal and other hatcherys have them
     
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  7. KristaBeth

    KristaBeth Out Of The Brooder

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    Broilers? Really?? What makes you say that?
     
  8. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like New Hampshires to me. They definitely are not RIRs. Nothing to worry about though, they are very comparable as far as temperment and laying. I just prefer the RIRs. I like their coloring a lot better.
     
  9. crazy chook

    crazy chook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My new Hampshires look like yours do.......[​IMG]

    They are nice birds and good layers
     
  10. crash0330

    crash0330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think there New Hampshires either mine are 11 weeks old and look a lot more orangeish and much slimed too, yours seem to be more yellowish with dome dark feathers, I would think there some kind of mutt or maybe what VE said broilers.
     

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