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Red Hens - What are they?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Pinsprings, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. Pinsprings

    Pinsprings Out Of The Brooder

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    What breed are these red hens?

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    Thanks!
     
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    They look like Rhode Island Reds to me. [​IMG]
     
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Or they might be New Hampshire Reds
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    They aren't quite dark enough for me to call them RIR's. But they could be production red's or NH's. I vote for NH's or a production red strain that is a bit light.

    The legs on the bird on the right in the second picture look awfully "fat" Makes me think scaly leg mites.
     
  5. Pinsprings

    Pinsprings Out Of The Brooder

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    All of the RIR pictures that I have seen one the internet are a darker red. That is why I am asking the experts.
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    They look like the hatchery RIRs that I have. Breeder quality RIRs are darker and the production reds I've seen are lighter and more orangey usually.
     
  7. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I vote New Hampshire. I have no experience with production reds. but i dont know if they have the black hackles and tail feathers so i vote NH.
     
  8. MS9325

    MS9325 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are New Hampshire Reds notice the black on the tail.
     
  9. SilverJeep

    SilverJeep Out Of The Brooder

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    Could be Red Star's
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    RIRs have black on the tails as well. Even my breeder quality RIRs did.
    One of my hatchery RIR hens:

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    My breeder RIR pullet now owned by rooster-red:
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