Rhode Island Red, Sex Link or Production Red?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Trishala, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. Trishala

    Trishala Out Of The Brooder

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  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    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.
     
  3. Trishala

    Trishala Out Of The Brooder

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    according to the people I got them from, they came from Tractor Supply if that tells you anything.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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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).
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    They look like Production Reds to me.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    They look like Production Reds or another random mix of "red" breeds.
     

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