RHODE ISLAND RED W/WHITE SPOTS

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by PARKBOY, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. PARKBOY

    PARKBOY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I HAVE A PURE RHODE ISLAND RED HEN THAT HAS WHITE SPOTS ON HER AND WAS WONDERING IS THIS COMMON?
     
  2. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    It is very common for RIR's to have white tipped feathers until the first molt, then there should be no white at all.

    How old is she?
     
  3. PARKBOY

    PARKBOY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She will be 2yrs old this spring. She didnt have the white until she moulted, and its not on her wing tips its white spots all over.
     
  4. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    You're sure she's RIR? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. FutureChickenMan

    FutureChickenMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it looks like this:

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    It's a speckled sussex not an rir.. Another possibility is that it is an off-spring of a red star/red sex link hybrid.
     
  6. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    Got a pic?
     
  7. PARKBOY

    PARKBOY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No shes a RIR. I have both her parents. She didnt have the white until she moulted this fall. Here she is and here is her parents.

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  8. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How very interesting. I think she's beautiful.
     
  9. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    Somewhere there is another gene. She does not have the typiical body type from the picture of a RIR.
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Cannot be pure RIR. That girl has Speckled Sussex in her somewhere, IMO. She is beautiful, though.
     

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