Rhode Island Red?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by roognana, Nov 20, 2016.

  1. roognana

    roognana New Egg

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    Hi,
    I believe I have Rhode Island Reds... But can anyone confirm?
    Thank you!
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  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Production Reds. True Rhode Islands are very rare.
     
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  3. roognana

    roognana New Egg

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    Thank you! Are they equally as winter hardy as true reds?
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Most chicken breeds are winter hardy.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    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.
     
  6. ejcrist

    ejcrist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.

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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    production reds
     

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