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Production Reds or Rhode Island Reds?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sydney13, May 24, 2011.

  1. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2010
    I asked what breed these guys were a few weeks ago and people seemed to think they were either production reds or rhode island reds. Now that they are a bit bigger I'm wondering which of those two breeds they resemble more (or if you think they are an entirely different breed)?
    I got them from Ideal as extra males and they are now three weeks old.
    This one has more of a pattern in his wings
    And this one's wings are more solid red
    Here they are together
  2. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2010
  3. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    South GA
    I'd say production reds
  4. kera!

    kera! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2011
    Navajo County
    those are productions, aka cherry eggers , red sexlinx, golden comets... RIR are much darker they are super cute,, Love:) em
  5. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    To be clearer, a production red is what most hatcheries sell as RIR. It is a long discussion. There is a thread here about heritage, traditional RIR. It is virtually impossible to get such a bird from a hatchery or feed store bin. https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=407294
    doubt it matters to you. They will likely be friendly, wonderful, great laying birds.
  6. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2010
    So what exactly do they breed to get the production reds? According to ideal (where they came from) a production red is a new hampshire red an rhode island red cross. But do thy breed a new hampshire with rhode island to get the production, or is it through generations of breeding rhode island red X new Hampshire hybrids to each other?

    Ideal sells the production reds and rhode island reds, so I was wondering what the difference would be between their hatchery rhode islands and their production reds? [​IMG]

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