RIR cross?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CrackyMcZap, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. CrackyMcZap

    CrackyMcZap Out Of The Brooder

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    The former owner told me this is an 18-month-old Rhode Island Red hen but I'm having my doubts. She has much whiter legs than my other two RIRs and lays white eggs.

    Here are two views of her:

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  2. punky rooster

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    Jul 21, 2010
    thats a mix prabably a leghorn or dorking mix
     
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  3. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    There Production Reds (hatchery type Rhode Island Reds).

    Chris
     
  4. punky rooster

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    Jul 21, 2010
    White eggs thought? My productions only lay brown
    I think it is a production red
     
  5. Kharmel

    Kharmel Out Of The Brooder

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    She has brown ear lobes....I thought brown ear lobes always meant brown eggs. I'm pretty new to chickens and am confused.
     
  6. CrackyMcZap

    CrackyMcZap Out Of The Brooder

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    Definitely white eggs. I've collected them literally out from under her.
     
  7. punky rooster

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    Jul 21, 2010
    Quote:not always [​IMG] dorkings lay white and have brown ear lobes
     
  8. could just be a hatchery quaility RIR
     
  9. punky rooster

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    Jul 21, 2010
    thats what a production red is
     
  10. Chris09

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    Quote:A lot has to do with if the hatchery uses a cross to produce there Production Reds or if the bred them solely from a Rhode Island Reds.
    If they (the Hatchery)crossed a Rhode Island Red with a Leghorn then it is possible that they could lay White Eggs, if not as they are young then when they get older.

    From what I read there are 3 type of Production Red.
    1 - Is bred solely from the R.I. Red (Like the New Hampshire)
    2 - Is a R.I. Red /Leghorn cross
    3 - Is a R.I. Red /New Hampshire cross (this cross I believe is only used by one or two hatcheries and not a true production red to some)

    Chris
     
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