My RIR are hatching in the incubator hmm!! wait a black RIR??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by saddlebags, Nov 30, 2007.

  1. saddlebags

    saddlebags Out Of The Brooder

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    One of the RIR eggs I got off ebay just hatched do they change colors because this little fellow is as black as can be.Do you think I got something other than I ordered or do they come in black??
    Thanks for your help JP
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    LOL, no they do NOT come in black! Methinks there was a slipup somewhere.
     
  3. jenichick

    jenichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A lot of new chicks look dark when they're born. I just had a light blue/grey silkie that looked black when he/she was born and now it's a very light color. It might be a dark red RIR if it just popped out.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Maybe, but even the dark RIRs start out life as light reddish colors. My very dark RIR pullet had alot of white on her as a chick. Wait till its completely dry then tell us if it's really, really black. Wouldn't be the first time a mistake was made in sending hatching eggs, LOL!
     
  5. saddlebags

    saddlebags Out Of The Brooder

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    As soon as its dry ill get a photo and post..
    Thanks guys
     
  6. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    My RIR's hatch dark but they are not black. If it is black then you a mix up.
    Here are some day olds I hatched a month ago. They are in with Black and Blue Orps
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  7. saddlebags

    saddlebags Out Of The Brooder

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    Here are some pics what do you guys think it is

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  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    You have a mystery chick there. Doesn't even have RIR yellow legs. A mix or a different breed. Good luck with the rest of your hatch.
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Definitely NOT a RIR is all I know.
     
  10. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    Nope, not even remotely close. Wonder what it is.
     

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