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Production reds

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Brunty_Farms, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. Brunty_Farms

    Brunty_Farms Songster

    Apr 29, 2007
    I've posted a question in the poultry genetics forum on this breed. If anyone has had any experience in breeding the production red breeds I would like to hear about it.

    I could use the help as I can't find much info on the web about it.

  2. red star11

    red star11 In the Brooder

    Dec 21, 2008
    Medina, Ohio
    Try and call one of the hatcheries to get info. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2008
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I've heard that Production reds are a cross between Rhode Island Reds (or whites) with New Hampshire Reds.... but that is hearsay on my part.
  4. Lee

    Lee Songster

    Jun 27, 2008
    Marion County, IN
    Quote:I've heard the same. RIR over a NH Red.
  5. dave27889

    dave27889 Songster

    Apr 27, 2007
    Washington, NC
    I had some for about 1.5 years and they laid very well. The man I sold them to says they are still laying well and that he is breeding them to his pure RIR Rooster. I don't know how the chicks are yet but I will call him and let you know. I was also told that they came from RIR rooster over a NH Hen. I just called him and he said 2 of the hens were the broody type and were hatching the eggs that his hens were laying. He has had two hatches since he bought them from me. Only two eggs not hatched. The chicks are still to young to say what color they are going to be. He says that production Reds are RIR rooster over NH Red Hen also.
    I hope this helps. I am keeping up with him because we are getting RIR Hens and 3 Roosters in March and he and I are going to trade out some to get different blood lines. Email me if you like and I will give any more information I can. Good luck.

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