RIR? One guy looks different....

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by krystallynne, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. krystallynne

    krystallynne Out Of The Brooder

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    My hubby got 10 hatched chicks from the feed store and they told us they were RIR. I have one roo (i think) that looks very different from the bunch. Im a chicken novice and have no idea. I figured Id come to the experts for advice. Out of the 10 I think I see 6 roos and 4 girls. Are these true RIR or some other type, and if they are whats up with the black one? (I was in the process of changing out the litter when I took these pics. My chicks dont sleep on bare floors)

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    Whats up with the black one? RIR?

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    Girls on the bottom boys on top? I think they are all RIR but I read that true RIR dont have the white tips.[​IMG]

    Roo in the front pullet in the back?
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    Im seeing 3 roos? Do you?
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    I think these a girls
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    Thanks in advance for your help!
     
  2. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm actually seeing a lot of roos. Any that you see with red combs are roos.
     
  3. krystallynne

    krystallynne Out Of The Brooder

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    Thats what I thought! What do you think about the breed?
     
  4. Lapaysannefarm

    Lapaysannefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3-4 roos? Look like RIR or Red productions.
     
  5. Gvnam

    Gvnam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I also see multiple roosters mixed in, sorry :/

    And they look like my Production Reds did when I had gotten them. Real Rhode Island Reds called Heritage Rhode Island Reds are more rare. Most likely you have a production red which is a hybrid of a rhode island and a new hampshire or any other red.

    As for the darker one, I don't really know... Maybe it is just the coloration, different genes... hard to tell.
    Only time will tell :p
    Good Luck!
     
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2012
  6. krystallynne

    krystallynne Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the info! Looks like Im 0 for 2 lol. Ill start researching production reds I hope they are good birds!
     
  7. Gvnam

    Gvnam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are great layers. This winter, mine never skipped a day laying. They don't seem to be too social though.
     
  8. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post a better picture of the diiferent one, the pic is kind of blurry. What did he look like as a chick, was he solid yellow, or was he chipmunked?
     
  9. krystallynne

    krystallynne Out Of The Brooder

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    I'll try and get a better picture and post it for you. They all looked exactly the same until recently.
     
  10. kjk66ss

    kjk66ss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how old are these chicks?
     

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