RIR or New Hamp Reds?????

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Justuschicks, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. Justuschicks

    Justuschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am trying to sell some pullets. Problem is I don't know if these are RIR or NHR. I thought they were NHR but the site I posted my listing on had a member that insists that they are RIR. I still think they are NHR because they have some black on the tip of the tail. Input?
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  2. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

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    Its a "production red". A production version of the RIR.
     
  3. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Maybe it is a "production red." By the way, the breed is "New Hampshire." No "Red" after it.

    This is a New Hampshire.

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  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    I would say Production Red.

    Here is a Rhode Island Red

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  5. banjoejoe4783

    banjoejoe4783 VILLAMIL FARMS

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  6. Justuschicks

    Justuschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It isn't visible in the pic, but they have black specs on the hackle feathers like the ones shown on the pic above. What is a production red? Red Sex Link?

    As far as the "Red".... many hatcheries state the red at the end. I think it is just personal preference.

    http://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/new_hampshire_reds.html
     
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  7. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Quote:Hatcheries make lots of mistakes. The breed, as listed in the APA SOP, is New Hampshire.
     
  8. Justuschicks

    Justuschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats real comforting. [​IMG]
     
  9. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:A Production Red is a RI Red that has been selectively bred, over many generations, to emphasize production over appearance. They bear little resemblance to Reds bred to conform to the Standard.
    The "Red" in New Hampshire Red isn't a matter of personal preference. The actual name of the breed is New Hampshire, no Red.
    Your bird is a production bred RI Red, not a New Hampshire. The ground colour of the 2 breeds is very different. BTW-RI Reds should have black in their tail so the presence of black would not identify the bird as a New Hampshire.
    Not sure if this is "comforting" but it is accurate.
     
  10. Justuschicks

    Justuschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Comforting or not, that is the exact answer I was looking for. I wanted not just an answer, but an answer explaining why you think it is what it is. Thanks! [​IMG]
     

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