Rescued bird, is it a hen? Any idea of breed?

TreeChick

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Hello! I picked up this - what I hope is a hen - from a local shelter a few days ago. The bird is overall auburn colored with black tips on tail and wings. The stance is thin and tall - much taller and more upright than my RIR. I think the bird looks young since there is no red in the very small comb and no waddle yet. Any ideas on breed or sex??

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TreeChick

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She is a pullet (around 4-6 months it looks like) - as to breed it's possible she is just a hatchery stock RIR with light coloring. Or a Production Red, they look similar. Someone may be able to give more input than me on what breed she is though.
Production red looks very close, I hope you are right!
 

TreeChick

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To me she looks like a production red. Or possibly a New Hampshire Red.

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Yes either are likely guesses, I’ve been looking at New Hampshire reds which seem to be more of a lighter red like this. Production red isnt a breed I knew about but that looks even closer now that you all have mentioned and I’m looking it up.
 

CHlCKEN

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Beautiful chicken! PR and RIR look very similar, especially since PR are bred from RIR (Over New Hampshire Red) And that can trip people up. Especially myself! What I notice, is, that her head is much darker in comparison to the rest of her body. This isn’t something you would see in either PR Or RIR a lot. My guess is New Hampshire Red, only because of this. (This breed is usually shown to have either a lighter body with darker head and neck, or dark body with lighter head and neck with dark hackles. I can’t tell which is most accurate) However, I don’t know a ton about any of the three breeds, so I would rather someone with more experience help out.
 

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