Not a new hamp. red? Then what is she? Pictures!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Moochie, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For awhile I thought she was a new hamp. red, because of the Google pics I looked up... But someone on another thread indicated she might have orp is her. I wouldn't be surprised if she did have some orpington since Moochie was one of the chicks in this random 8 we got. Except 2 of them were rhode island reds. She makes large brown eggs as does the other mixes, well my longhorn cross makes white (sometimes light pink) eggs. She is quite hefty but her weight doesn't stop her from roosting or jumping on me when I have mealworms at hand x)
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    She hasn't been in the house before so she looked around lol.
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  2. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm fairly sure she's not a NHR. I think she's a production red, honestly.
     
  3. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Quote:That's what I was going to suggest.
     
  4. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    Quote:That's what I was going to suggest.

    Same here.
     
  5. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ooooh. I feel stupid...
     
  6. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    Quote:Don't, I am still learning too.
     
  7. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    for sure...she is a beauty
     
  8. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Please don't! Production reds are common mistaken for RIR and NHR.

    There is always something new to learn, no matter how experienced or knowledgeable you might be! [​IMG]
     
  9. PeakyBeaky

    PeakyBeaky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Please don't! Production reds are common mistaken for RIR and NHR.

    There is always something new to learn, no matter how experienced or knowledgeable you might be! [​IMG]

    Plus they are good layers [​IMG]
     
  10. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Technically speaking, there is no such thing as a New Hampshire red [​IMG]

    But also, hatcheries have bred Production Reds (actually this name is used for hatchery quality Rhode Island Reds, as there is such a big difference between them and true heritage type Rhode Island Reds) to look almost identical to New Hampshires (who also suffer severe production breeding) so often it is very easy to confuse the two. No need to feel embarrassed. [​IMG]

    This is a Production Red though. The main difference in hatchery birds is that New Hamp's have a slight tickling of black on their necks, and they're often more orange in color, but can vary, just like Production Reds.
     

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