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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by FrogGurr, Sep 20, 2014.
Are all 4 of these hens Rhodeys? They are subtlety different.
None of them are pure Rhode Island Red. The one on the left with the white tail is a Red Sex Link hen. The other three are Production Red hens.
Left to right you have a red sex link, in front likely a hatchery New Hampshire or production red, in back a production red, and on the right looks like a hatchery Rhode Island.
Red sex links have white tips and tails
New Hampshires have black tips and tails, and are a more orange-ish color.
Production reds are just generic looking, nonspecific red hens.
Rhode Island Reds, the good ones are a mahogany color. Hatchery birds have a darker tone than production reds, and richer, darker color than New Hamps.
Thank you guys! I am new to chickens and just wanna know what I have. Any clue n this girl? She sure is pretty.
I can agree with you on that. I not sure that some of our HN and RIR breeders would though. It's often a very fine and blurry thread between Production Reds and hatchery RIRs and NHs. )
Sex link New Hampshire red and a production red
This looks like a possible Black Sex-Link, or just a random mixed breed.
She is a mixed breed.