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Production Reds?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by homesteader34, May 30, 2007.

  1. homesteader34

    homesteader34 Out Of The Brooder

    May 30, 2007
    North Carolina
    Since im basically new at the chicken stuff, im lost. I have been trying to find out more info about my babies. I called where I got them at he said they are"Productin Reds". I see everyone talking about Rhode Island chicks..When i key it in the search section , it come up to the Rhode Island ones. Are they the same? I know they have brown eggs, but thats about all. I am a reader. I like to research stuff and know exactly what to expect out of my chickens. I am going totaly organic with them and my garden, so trying to find info on feed and other stuff as they grow. Ilooke din the book section , but under construction I think. I just want a site or book telling me step by step for my breed I guess... plus did I get a good breed? I got for meat and eggs. But since I cant see myself killing one of these(since im attached-stated in another post), they are just going to be eggs. Maybe im just looking in wrong areas.. help.. someone please..lol
  2. missusduray

    missusduray Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2007
    Northern Minnesota
    Post a pic of them, that is the best way to have us help you figure out the breed. Congrats on the chickens and welcome!
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Production reds are basically Rhode island reds that are geared more towards making eggs. They aren't as deep in color and are not very "show quality" of birds. No non cornish x will produce meat like a cornish cross though but they will make ok fryers at like 12 weeks.
  4. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2007
    They probably won't win if you take them to a show, as silkiechicken says, but they will make plenty of eggs for you to eat!
  5. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    I think a Production Red is a cross of a Rhode Island Red & a New Hampshire Red. I have a few & they are good egg layers.
  6. homesteader34

    homesteader34 Out Of The Brooder

    May 30, 2007
    North Carolina
    Thanks guys. That helps me out alot while looking up stuff up here.

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