Red Rooster-any idea what breed? Why?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Cherry Glen Chickens, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. Cherry Glen Chickens

    Cherry Glen Chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi this is a two year old rooster from an elementary class egg hatching project. (he came with a hen too, just could not get a good picture) Just wondering what breed is he? He is a very nice rooster, not aggressive, protective of his hens and nice to baby chicks!
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  2. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    A New Hampshire.

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  3. willowtreeaviary

    willowtreeaviary Out Of The Brooder

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    And a VERY handsome New Hampshire Red, to boot. Congrats! Any pix of his hen?
     
  4. lisa lisk

    lisa lisk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a Road Island Red. New Hampshires have longer bodies than RIR. and they are a lighter red. RIR are very nice chickens. lisa
     
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:That is not a Rhode Island Red.

    If you want the truth a R.I. Red has the longer back and body than a New Hampshire.
    New Hampshire were bred solely from the Rhode Island Red and when doing so New Hampshire lost the Brick shape, Dark Red Color, Length of Back, and Over All Size.

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  6. Cherry Glen Chickens

    Cherry Glen Chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    I was thinking at first Rhode Island Red, then I wondered if he could be a New Hampshire Red- I guess I was close. His hen is a lighter buff color, I wondered if a buff orphington or??? I will try to get a better picture of her next time. I agree that he is very handsome. Thanks for the compliment:D
     
  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:If the Legs are Yellow She could be a Buff Rock.

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  8. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    New Hampshire Red Rooster. [​IMG]
     
  9. tnchickenut

    tnchickenut It's all about the Dels!

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    New Hampshire. Mine are from a top breeder and are not dark. RIR come in two shades of red... one is dark and one isn't. This one sure looks like a NH
     
  10. Cherry Glen Chickens

    Cherry Glen Chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    here are the pictures of the hen, she is camera shy! not sure if I should post a new thread but I'll add it here.
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