One says Production Reds, one says Rhode Island Reds; what do YOU say?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Shesapip, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. Shesapip

    Shesapip In the Brooder

    I don't know if I'm ready for this,
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    If they're production, it'll be the second time I've gone down this road since March. [​IMG]

    I'd like to remedy the problem sooner rather than later!

    Thanks, you wonderful BYCers! [​IMG]
     
  2. Birdgirl

    Birdgirl Songster

    Mar 18, 2009
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    Looks like mine, rir, but who really knows, I got them from the feed store. Look like you have 3 roos in there. I can show you pics If you want them, but they look just like yours.
     
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  3. lux_interior

    lux_interior Songster

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    they look dark enough to be RIR's, very similar to mine.
     
  4. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Songster

    Dec 30, 2008
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    look like my production did where did you get them from if its a supply store i do believe its most likely a production because they are cheaper per chick like if they got em from ideal they are i do believe but both are great birds
     
  5. michelle1017

    michelle1017 Goat Mama

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    I am leaning more toward RIR, but not for sure.
     
  6. Chicks_N_Horses

    Chicks_N_Horses Songster

    Mar 30, 2009
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    Those are production RIRs ... Someone on here has some beautiful Mahogany RIRs hatching eggs...I can't remember who it was though.
     
  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    I would say those are a perduction / hatchery red or a very bad RIR...
    I would say 3 young roosters and 2 young hens the one chick not to shure on..
    There should be no laceing in a RIR's wings..
    Chris...

    This is 5 to 7 week old RIR out of my Exhibition stock by November he will look like his dad in the other picture....


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  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't a production red or a production RIR simply a hatchery quality RIR? The lighter coloured feathers (as compared with exhibition birds) indicating that it was not bred for plumage and conformation qualityh, but rather that the focus was on egg/meat production?
     
  9. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

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    They look like my one sold as RIR. But now i think i got a production..lol

    Never the less they are cute and i do see 3 roo's

    also lux_interior , I have tattoo envy.......lol JEALOUS!!!i have 15 and need more [​IMG]
    Sorry for the hyjacking [​IMG]
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't a production red or a production RIR simply a hatchery quality RIR?

    Some say that, however, Ideal sells both Production Reds and RIRs. I've seen them in the feedstore. I bought their RIRs with my original flock and the one girl I have left is almost as dark as my breeder quality RIRs, however, her body type is quite different. I think that production reds can also have New Hampshire Red blood in them, a cross, though not sexlinked.​
     

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