Production Red Thread (type thingy)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ninjascrub69, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. ninjascrub69

    ninjascrub69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IDK, im just bored i guess... And I love PRODUCTION REDS!!!!!!
     
  2. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2011
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    I guess this thread is a bit old but I want to bumb it. [​IMG] Do hatchery RIRs count? They're basically PRs.
     
  3. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2011
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    I'll just post them anyway I guess. These came from a person with a beautiful RIR rooster that had the nice dark color, but the hens were light so I guess my hens would count as production reds but I like to call them my pet quality RIRs. [​IMG]
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  4. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a couple of little 1 week old production reds.

    The one on the right and the one on the left. (Different breed chick in the center.)


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    Awww, so cute! Hoping that at least one of them turns out to be a girl. [​IMG]
     
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  5. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2011
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    Quote:[​IMG] Beautiful chicks!
     
  6. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    Mine, her name is Pop. She's a sweet nosy lil bird, always following me and talking to me.
     
  7. Poppafrog

    Poppafrog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is my RIR 10-11 weeks

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  8. jmc

    jmc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2008
    South Central MA
    we need to see more of these.

    the term 'production red' is a rather unfortunate term, imho.

    they are descended from rhode island reds, although some in some places used NH as a cross with the RIR. Why, i can't figure out, if one wanted a laying machine............

    Production reds are simply non show quality, non standard bred RIR (in at least some, if not most cases, excepting those which are part NH).

    lovely birds, and i have a bunch and will be breeding them
     
  9. PegramPoultryProprietor

    PegramPoultryProprietor Out Of The Brooder

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    I just got some" Production Reds" as we are refering to them; all of my chickens are hatchery grade. Theses guys are second generation from McMurry stock. The mature birds mine came from looked great. As I understand it, NHR and RIR have been mixed together in the past to increase egg production. There are "Pure Bred" RIRs, but they are very dark red and a smaller more compact bird. I'm looking forward to crossing my RIR rooster with a White Rock and see if I can breed sex links.
     
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  10. jmc

    jmc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2008
    South Central MA
    Quote:enjoy your birds, and nice to hear from you!! [​IMG]
     
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