Rhode Island Red, Sex Link or Production Red?

Fred's Hens

Crowing
Premium Feather Member
9 Years
They are red birds. You can call them production reds, but they sort of look to be "home made" as opposed to being from a hatchery, first generation, but that's just a guess.

Red Sex Links have lots of white in the feathers as they are a red/white mix.
True bred Rhode Island Reds are a deep, rich, mahogany color that is even and they have a brick shaped body type. These birds do not have either the features of an RSL or a true bred Rhode Island Red.
 

Michael OShay

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They are closest to Production Reds, but they have some other breed in them besides red gene birds which accounts for all those black feathers (even in the wings).
 

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