Rhode island red or no?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickensval, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. chickensval

    chickensval Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got two new hens & I'm not sure what breed they are. I cannot get any good pictures on mine so I took some from Google that look very similar to mine. [​IMG]
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    They are a buffish/reddish color and they have a single comb that is pinkish/reddish in color. Their earlobes are
     
  2. chickensval

    chickensval Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Red & their feet & legs are yellow.
     
  3. TheReadyBoys

    TheReadyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they are, or red star chickens.
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    The pictures you have up are of red sex links, they are a mix bred to lay a lot of big brown eggs, the hatcheries all have their own names for them, around here they are often called Red Stars, Golden Comets or Golden Buffs.
     
  5. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Yup Red Sex Links

    these are Rhode Island Reds


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  6. chickensval

    chickensval Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone!
     
  7. chickensval

    chickensval Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Another question-
    Do red sex links go broody? I'm about 99.9% that's what they are! Thanks for all of the help so far! ;)
     
  8. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    The Red Sex Link is essentially a commercial bird and used heavily in the egg industry. They do not wish their layers to go broody, as hens don't lay eggs when they are broody. Thus, that tendency has been almost entirely been bred out of them.
     

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