Rhode Islands?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by FrogGurr, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. FrogGurr

    FrogGurr Out Of The Brooder

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    Are all 4 of these hens Rhodeys? They are subtlety different.
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    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.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    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.
     
  4. FrogGurr

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    Thank you guys! I am new to chickens and just wanna know what I have. [​IMG] Any clue n this girl? She sure is pretty.
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    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. :eek:)
     
  6. cash money

    cash money Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sex link New Hampshire red and a production red
     
  7. Wyandottes7

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    I agree.
     
  8. Wyandottes7

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    This looks like a possible Black Sex-Link, or just a random mixed breed.
     
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  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    She is a mixed breed.
     

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