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my RIR chicks are spotted

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mxpres, May 11, 2009.

  1. mxpres

    mxpres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 21, 2009
    Lenoir,NC
    my 22 day old RIR chicks are starting to feather out ,some are black and red,some are rusty looking with white spots,several are colored like my gold comet pullets,,do they turn darker when they get older or did I buy something besides the RIRs?,one out of 12 actually looks like a RIR,I bought them at TSC and the sales person said they were RIRs,and it was printed on the bin
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    They're probably production reds...what hatcheries sell as RIRs. Nothing wrong with them and they'll be good layers, but they more than likely won't be the deep red color that breeder RIRs are.
     
  3. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    you probably purchased Production Strain RIR's.

    orange red with brown and black markings.
     
  4. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    I got a Red star sex link from TSC's assorted red/straight run RIR bin. She has a lot of white and she's more of a tan color.
    The others are much darker though, more like real RIRs.
    It's a toss up when you get chicks from TSC.
     
  5. kingmt

    kingmt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like sexlinks to me. Post a pic please.
     

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