Production Reds and RIR?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chickendude, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. chickendude

    chickendude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone post some pics of RIRs and production reds? I am just curious to see what the difference is. Thanks.
     
  2. chseeads

    chseeads Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think one of the main visual differences is that the heritage RIR's have a more even and really dark red color.
     
  3. chickendude

    chickendude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    chseeads Thanks for your reply. I have RIRs that were purchased at Murray McMurray. They are all beautiful birds even in coloration and pretty dark. But I wasn't sure if production reds looked any different. Also i heard production reds will lay better than Heritage Reds. Any truth to this?
     
  4. Freeze

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  5. chickendude

    chickendude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice pic Freeze. My birds also loved our pumpkins this past fall. They ate the entire pumpkin and left a perfectly hollowed bowl only1/8 inch of the skin was left.
     
  6. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    There are a lot of differences between Red's and production reds. Body type, color, size, temperament etc.
    Here are some of my Rhode island Reds..
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  8. chseeads

    chseeads Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think we're kinda talkin' about two different things here.....

    Production RIR's are not red sex-links. They're just a strain that's been bred toward egg production rather than type, so color, body, etc. doesn't match the typical heritage RIR. They don't have any white on them though.

    I've got 6 RIR's from McMurray too. In their catalog they call them "production."
     
  9. chseeads

    chseeads Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2009
    Bloomington, Indiana
    Here's a couple of mine:

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