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newbie here, breed questions

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by AnnieF, Nov 4, 2014.

  1. AnnieF

    AnnieF Hatching

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    Are there two colors of RIR or do i have a buff breed in my flock too?
     
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    It appears that you have a couple of Rhode Island Reds (the darker colored hens with black tails) and some Red Stars (the lighter colored hens with white tails), also known as Red Sex-Links. Both breeds are egg laying machines!

    - BantamLover55
     
  3. AnnieF

    AnnieF Hatching

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    Oh nice!! Thanks so much!
     
  4. You are welcome!
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    X2 on that. Red Sex Links are produced by crossing a Rhode Island Red rooster with a silver gene hen, and they are egg laying phenoms, outlaying either parent breed. It's one of the interesting quirks of hybridization. You will get loads of eggs with those RSLs.
     
  6. AnnieF

    AnnieF Hatching

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    This is great to know :)
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    It looks like you have Red Sex-Links (the white and red birds), and production Rhode Island Reds (the red birds).
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    Agreed.
     
  9. ChicknBootMomma

    ChicknBootMomma Hatching

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    Yep Red Sexlinks. Nice thing about those...you arr assured they're hens. Mine lay everyday!
     

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