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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by roognana, Nov 20, 2016.
I believe I have Rhode Island Reds... But can anyone confirm?
Production Reds. True Rhode Islands are very rare.
Thank you! Are they equally as winter hardy as true reds?
Most chicken breeds are winter hardy.
For the average backyard flock owner, production Reds are interchangeable with Rhode Island Reds. They're a nice red/brown bird who is winter hardy and a good layer.
Just for comparison purposes, here's two Rhode Island Red pullets and a cockerel at about seven months old that I got a few weeks ago. They're easily twice the size of the birds in my layer flock. The hatchery layers are outstanding layers though; couldn't ask for anything better for eggs.