RIR or NHR Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mangled, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. mangled

    mangled Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here are a couple pics of our new roo, Morgan. He was given to us by JimnJanet, fellow BYC'ers.
    We're wondering, not that it makes a difference, we love him either way, if he is a Rhode Island Red or a New Hampshire Red.
    Any opinions? I'm leaning towards RIR, but I could be wrong. [​IMG]
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    He was named Morgan when he came to us, after the Captain Morgan commercial. I couldn't get a picture of it, but he's always standing with one leg up, like the rum commercial. It's a perfect name.

    Thanks-
    Em
     
  2. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    Looks like my RIR....beautiful bird you got there! [​IMG]
     
  3. mangled

    mangled Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks. That's what I was thinking. We've got quite a few RIR hens and I was hoping to breed pure RIRs, as the hens seem to have more personality.

    Thanks-
    Em
     
  4. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I second the RIR. Love mine--so far he's great!
     
  5. Riocotesei

    Riocotesei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Def. a RIR I love mine too sweetest little things!
     
  6. pinkfeather

    pinkfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, that there's a RIR.

    P.S You mentioned you wanted to breed RIRs so just wanted to mention that when I brought my 2 rc RIR bantams to a show, the judge liked them because they were so dark. So I guess they like dark RIR's.
     
  7. Bi0sC0mp

    Bi0sC0mp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    he almost looks like my roo but my roo has gray legs was told mine was a RIR
     
  8. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Rhode Island Reds have yellow legs not gray.
     
  9. mangled

    mangled Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks, everyone.

    I wish I could have got a pic of him on the sunshine. His feathers just gleam.

    I'm looking to breed just for my own use, my RIR hens seem to have the best personality, and Morgan is an astute gentleman. He's very aware of the kids, and lets my 4 year old actually pet him, so he's an excellent roo.

    Em
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    He sounds wonderful, Em. And yes, I also say RIR. Handsome fella.
     

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