Rhode Island Red??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mdguffey, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. mdguffey

    mdguffey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i was told this bird is a RI red. i have 4 others and this one is quite different. my other 4 hens have a large comb and large wattles. this one doesn't have much of either. color wise she looks like a RI red. this hen is about 6 to 8 weeks younger than my others. she is the one on the left. its not real important, but just curious. thanks.[​IMG]
     
  2. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The one on the left is a Production Red. Not dark enough to be a pure Rhode Island. The one on the right is a Red Sexlink (Red Star, Golden Comet, etc.)
     
  3. mdguffey

    mdguffey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks i was told the one on the right was a new hampshire red??
     
  4. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It's possible. I have seen some New Hampshires with white leakage, but they shouldn't have a lot. Either way both breeds are excellent layers.
     
  5. mdguffey

    mdguffey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have 2 of them, 1 has a little white and the other has a little black, your right they do lay some eggs!!
     

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