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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by rooney85, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. rooney85

    rooney85 Out Of The Brooder

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    My TSC chicks are about 5 weeks old and everyone is saying they aren't Rhode Island Reds (as I was told). Soooo... What are they? (Besides awkward looking, everyone is molting their orange red feathers and getting in dark red.[​IMG][/IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. rooney85

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    Whoops [​IMG]

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  3. ladyj02

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    Feed stores sell them as RIR but they're really called Production Reds. At least this is what I have found out since I got "RIR's" from TSC this year, and came on here and found out the truth. Pure RIR's will be a deep dark red when fully grown. Either way, production reds are still great layers and will provide lots of brown eggs, so it's still a win in my book!
     
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    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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  5. TimCline

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    Rhode Island reds for sure. I also picked up a few from TSC.
     
  6. TimCline

    TimCline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also don't worry about production vs pure unless you are showing them. They still lay eggs and taste good lol.
     
  7. rooney85

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    Okay awesome! its not a big deal to me but it made me super curious when everyone started telling me they weren't RIRs!

    Thanks everyone!
     

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