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Question on breed: red hens & white hens

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by RockBottomRanch, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. RockBottomRanch

    RockBottomRanch In the Brooder

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    Just bought five gorgeous hens from a girl who said they were "red pullet/RIR hens" and white leghorns. I've got a pair of white leghorns, and thought these girls are a bit big to be that...also, I've only spotted what I THINK is a white ear on one of them. So far, I've had only two brown eggs from them. If they're not leghorns (waiting to make sure none of them lay a white egg), are they white rocks?

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    And....for the reds. She said they're red pullet/RIR hen, she said the "red pullet" is a breed name. I can't seem to find anything on that online.
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    Thanks for any help!!
     
  2. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Songster

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    Red Pullet is not a real breed name (Red star means sex link and there are a bird known as a Red Ranger) but it looks like a Rhode Island Red to me. It's obvious that your white ones are not Leghorns and yes they can possibly be Plymouth rocks
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    X2 on that. You have some hatchery grade Rhode Island Red hens. How old are your white birds?
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    Your red birds are hatchery quality Rhode Island Reds. Your white birds do appear to be rather heavy for White Leghorns, but if they lay white eggs, then that is what they are. If they lay brown eggs, then they are White Rocks.
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    X2 on that.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    Your white birds don't look quite like either White Leghorns or White Rocks, though they could be hatchery quality White Rocks (their earlobes are barely red, but they definitely have the wrong body type for Leghorns). Your red birds are Production Reds (hatchery Rhode Island Reds or other red breed/breed crosses).
     

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