Rate the Rhode Island Red!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by austrolover1, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. 9-10

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  2. 7-8

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  3. 5-6

    1 vote(s)
    33.3%
  4. 3-4

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  5. 1-2

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  1. austrolover1

    austrolover1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So you have probably already seen my Rate the Orpington and Austrolorp threads. I need 10 ratings on the poll above before I average it out. also if your rate below 9-10 tell me why please! Rate the RIR for its temperament, egg production, etc. Thanks!!!
     
  2. Eon69nc

    Eon69nc Out Of The Brooder

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    Rate them a 10 on egg production of nice large brown eggs, consistent layers. Temperament is iffy, very bossy and demanding but I kinda like that attitude. Very hardy breed and excellent for crossing. Most of my roosters are too aggressive but again that is not always a bad thing when it comes to predators.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I would personally rate Rhode Island Reds about a 6. They are excellent layers; about on par with Australorps, and among brown egg layers only Sex Links with outlay these two breeds. However, unlike the Australorps and Orpingtons which are typically calm and gentle breeds, RIRs are often quite aggressive which brings up an interesting conundrum here and that is; are we talking about hatchery quality RIRs or heritage RIRs from a reputable breeder which are considerably superior to the hatchery quality RIRs. Unlike hatchery quality RIRs, heritage RIRs from reputable breeders are not nearly as apt to be aggressive and they are physically much superior with deeper bodies, darker mahogany feathering, and profuse black tail feathers.
     
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  4. austrolover1

    austrolover1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks @Eon69nc and @Michael OShay for the FAST feedback!!! Anyone else???
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome.
     

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