Rhode Island reds

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by peter d, Jan 22, 2017.

  1. peter d

    peter d New Egg

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    Hi I purchased 3 dozen Rhode Island Red eggs last year. 30 of those eggs hatched. Out of 30 chicks one chick turned out to be a white rooster. I got rid of that one. I kept 11 hens and 2 roosters. All of them look like pure Rhode Island Reds. Beautiful birds. I hatched my first batch of 24 chicks last week. Today I noticed there are 2 chicks getting white feathers on there wings. Is this normal for Rhode Island Reds?
     
  2. chickenweirdo1

    chickenweirdo1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They could be golden buffs. They are a great breed about the same as RIR Same size same egg production, just a couple white feathers here and there.[​IMG]
     
  3. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    they are most likely red sex links!
     
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    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Can you post pics of your birds?

    Real Rhode Island Reds should be a dark, even shade of mahogany red. Not pale, or orange-ish, or white.
     
  6. peter d

    peter d New Egg

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    I keep trying to add a picture. But it does not seem to be working.
     
  7. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    Best option is to use a hammer :lol:
     
  8. peter d

    peter d New Egg

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    If I only keep the best and the darkest coloured ones back for stock, can I eventually get rid of the white?
     
  9. peter d

    peter d New Egg

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  10. reds1

    reds1 Just Hatched

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    I have twelve Rhode Island Reds got one that don't look the same hen or rooster six weeks [​IMG]
     

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