new hampshire red?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ksct, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. ksct

    ksct Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 23, 2009
    upstate, NY
    is there a such breed as a new hampshire red? i was just talking with someone about his birds (he's from TX) and he tells me that's what he's got. If you have any, can you tell me about them and post some pics? he said they're great layers and just about every other egg is double yolk (whoa!)
  2. wombat

    wombat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 23, 2009
    Yes, there is such a breed.
  3. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    They are good layers. Mine never laid double yolkers, but they would lay a really nice deep tan egg, an extra large to jumbo.
  5. smarsh2

    smarsh2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 1, 2009
  6. TimG

    TimG Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2008
    I believe New Hampshires were developed exclusively from Rhode Island Reds and were selected for size and early maturity.
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2010
  7. catdaddyfro

    catdaddyfro Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 16, 2009
    Vernon Parish
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2009
  8. leeandtina

    leeandtina Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 6, 2010
    Eastern PA
    Thought I'd join in here. We have a New Hampshire rooster that we just got last fall to go along with our dozen Rhode Island Red hens. I will have to post pics when I get a chance. I haven't been able to find much on this breed either. At the time we got him I didn't realize it was going to be so hard to find more so I think we will be contacting her again. I think we'd like to get a few New Hamshipe hens from her as well. He is a wonderful roo and keeps a watch on his girls. He is good with the kids although our 2 year old gets a bit scared of him because he is so tall when he stretches out [​IMG] but he hasn't gone after him...more like the other way around with the 2 year old when he tries to pick him up lol.
  9. TimG

    TimG Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2008
    Where did you get the rooster? And, where are you located?
  10. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2009
    SouthEast Texas
    I have seen new Hampshires available at several hatcheries online, if that helps anyone. I think we're going to add New Hampshires to our flock also.

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