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Rhode Island Red, Red Sex linked, or Production Red?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DUCKOBSESSED, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. DUCKOBSESSED

    DUCKOBSESSED Songster

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    I am confused on what these girls are. There are six of them from an assortment. Thank you for your help.

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    And also i was told my Cochin looks like a male. I think shes a hen. She is five months old. What do you think?

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  2. TaraBellaBirds

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  3. whattheshell

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    I think the red ones with black at the end are RIR :~)
     
  4. DUCKOBSESSED

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    OK so 5 RIR and 1 RSL. Thank you. I thought if the Cochin was male i would know by now. I could tell my other roos sex by three months. I just wanted a second opinion.
     
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    1- New Hampshire
    2- Red Sex-Link
    3- New Hampshire
    4- New Hampshire
    5- Production Red
    6- Production Red

    There isn't a Rhode Island Red in the bunch. Or at least not one that I would call a R.I. Red.
     
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  6. DUCKOBSESSED

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    Looking at McMurray were i got them from they have RIR, Red Stars (same as sex linked i believe) and New Hampshire. No production red. So what would the last two be if they dont sell Production red?
     
  7. TaraBellaBirds

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    Red Stars are Production Red. Many Chicken owners use the Production Red term because many hatcheries have different names for them. Red Star, Cinnamon Queen, Golden Buffs.....etc.
     
  8. Chris09

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    There "Rhode Island Reds" are production reds... They just like to fib the truth a bit.
     
  9. TaraBellaBirds

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    Yes I learned the hard way that the difference between Heritage RIRs and Hatchery RIRs are night and day. I sold off and butchered all of my hatchery stock RIRs, mean scrawny little s*[email protected]
     
  10. Chris09

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    Outside of the production red, alls the breeds you named are Red Sex-Links not production reds.
     

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