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New Hampshire Red??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by emerald eyes, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. emerald eyes

    emerald eyes Out Of The Brooder

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    I raised these chickens from 1 day old chicks. The hatchery did not specify what breed these were. I was thinking they were New Hampshire reds since there coloring was lighter than a few other chicks, that I think are Rhode Island reds. I need to reduce my flock and want to make sure I offer the right breed of chicken.

    New Hampshire red?
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    Both together (lighter one on left)
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  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    There is no breed called New Hampshire Red, just New Hampshire. They are on the New Hampshire side of things, but from their look, they seem a bit like mixes, so you'd be "safer" calling them a Red cross or perhaps production red pullets. I see no RIR in your photos. They are beautiful, btw. Very pretty.
     
  3. emerald eyes

    emerald eyes Out Of The Brooder

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    Now I am really confused. I have a rooster (a few actually) which I thought were definately RIRs. Now not so sure!


    Here are my boys!
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  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

  5. patman75

    patman75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks like my hachery New Hampshire. I also have hachery RIR. They look close but the NH is a little lighter in color.
     
  6. emerald eyes

    emerald eyes Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:They are very close in color, in fact when they are all running around its often difficult to figure out who is who. Both pullets & roos are hatchery chicks from McMurray. Not sure if I am ever going to buy chicks from them again. The 25 brown egg layers turned out to be 4 roosters and 20 pullets (one died during shipping due to high heat & post office delays). I couldn't believe they would send live chicks during the hottest season by priority mail, it took almost 4 days to reach me and they were all very thirsty & hot!
     
  7. littleoak

    littleoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just call them brown egg layers and let your buyer call them what they want. They do look like very good, healthy chickens and I think they would easily be sold. As for McMurray Hatchery, I have always had good luck with them. They refund or replace any chicks that do not survive the trip. They can't be responsible for post office delays.
     
  8. Ducks and Banny hens

    Ducks and Banny hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 22, 2011
    On a little Farm.
    Fred's Hens :

    There is no breed called New Hampshire Red, just New Hampshire. They are on the New Hampshire side of things, but from their look, they seem a bit like mixes, so you'd be "safer" calling them a Red cross or perhaps production red pullets. I see no RIR in your photos. They are beautiful, btw. Very pretty.

    Yes the New Hampshire is only New Hampshire. But so is the Rhode Island. In fact it's more true in the Rhode Island, also existing in Black, Blue and White.​
     

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