Question between Rhode Island Whites vs White Rocks

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Grampa with chickens, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. Grampa with chickens

    Grampa with chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Roo and hen RIW, I picked up 2 more hens that look like my RIW hen, but someone told me they might be White Rocks.

    How can I tell the difference or are they the same?
     
  2. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    No they are not the same but I do not know enough about the 2 standards to be of any more help.

    Good Luck
     
  3. walkswithdog

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  4. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
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    RIW description from Feathersite:
    First offered to the public in 1903, RI Whites were admitted to the APA Standard in 1922. They carry the blood of Partridge Cochins, White Wyandottes and Rose Comb White Leghorns. The Whites should have the same distinctive horizontal oblong body carriage as the RI Reds. These fowl occur in only a rose comb form.

    Hope that helps.​
     
  5. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:No, a White Rock has red earlobes not white & both breeds have yellow legs.
    The difference between a Rhode Island White & a White Rock that's easiest to distinguish is the comb. White Rocks are single combed & Rhode Island Whites are rose combed. There are type differences as well of course.
     
  6. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Overrun With Chickens

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    thanks Red, I need all the help I can get and mine still have baby faces...

    See now I can at least tell a single from a rose... [​IMG]
     
  7. Grampa with chickens

    Grampa with chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Single.......Rose?????
     
  8. walkswithdog

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    Single comb and rose combs are very easy to tell the difference. Sorry to have typed confusion.
     
  9. Grampa with chickens

    Grampa with chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well now you have guessing what I actually have. All hens look the same, but do I have RIW or White Rocks? Combs are bumpy and a red to darker red color. Their bodies are big and beefy with yellow legs. I was told my roo and the one hen was RIW. Now I don't know what I got.
     
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