Production Red Thread (type thingy)

Zaxby's2

Songster
8 Years
Apr 10, 2011
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I guess this thread is a bit old but I want to bumb it.
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Do hatchery RIRs count? They're basically PRs.
 

Zaxby's2

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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.
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First one:
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Second one:
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First one again:
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lauralou

Crowing
13 Years
Dec 10, 2007
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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.
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jmc

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Jul 22, 2008
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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
 

PegramPoultryProprietor

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May 21, 2010
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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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