Quick question about RIR vs. Buckeye...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Suburban Sprouts, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. Suburban Sprouts

    Suburban Sprouts Songster

    Apr 29, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    I just adopted a poor battered hen this past weekend... she was a "stray" hen that the humane society took in and then a fellow animal lover adopted her but the roosters were all ganging up on her very badly (her poor head and back feathers are gone!!!) so I've adopted this sweet girl into my backyard flock where she'll be rooster-free! Anyway, the woman told me on the phone she was a Rhode Island Red, but her color is much darker (more like a buckeye's color - rich, dark reddish brown) and she has white legs instead of yellow... any idea what she is or should I just consider her a sweet and adorable mutt? Or just "hatchery" quality of something? Either way, I hope she's happy in her new home! [​IMG]

  2. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    I would say she is a cross breed.
    Rhode Island Reds and Buckeyes are/ should be dark in color but both should have yellow legs even when they get older..

  3. turtlebird

    turtlebird Songster

    Dec 11, 2009
    It will be interesting to see how she might turn out once properly cared for.
    Thanks for taking care of her! [​IMG]

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