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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by PARKBOY, Feb 3, 2008.
I HAVE A PURE RHODE ISLAND RED HEN THAT HAS WHITE SPOTS ON HER AND WAS WONDERING IS THIS COMMON?
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?
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.
You're sure she's RIR?
If it looks like this:
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.
Got a pic?
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.
How very interesting. I think she's beautiful.
Somewhere there is another gene. She does not have the typiical body type from the picture of a RIR.
Cannot be pure RIR. That girl has Speckled Sussex in her somewhere, IMO. She is beautiful, though.