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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Scoopy414, Oct 14, 2012.
What 2 chickens are New Hampshire red bread between?
New Hampshires are not a hybrid. They are a distinct breed of and to themselves.
Techincally folk just call them New Hampshire and drop the Red part. But all that aside, the New Hampshires started out as Rhode Island Reds. The farmers in New Hampshire kept selecting them for traits they valued in their area until the two breeds became so different, a new breed was born that we now call the New Hampshire. Both breeds have a different genetic formula for their color. The biggest difference is that the Rhode Island Red carries the "recessive black" gene which makes it's Red look so very dark. The New Hampshire doesn't have that gene and it's color is a lovely deep dark red.
Thank you i thought that it was a breed between two different chickens!! Thanks