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RIR or Red Star? Almost a month old..

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by aquafarmerri, Nov 6, 2016.

  1. aquafarmerri

    aquafarmerri Out Of The Brooder

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    Thoughts?
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    I have asked several people and it's split..[​IMG]
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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Not a red star - red stars feather in with white in the wing feathers and then get red. This one could be a RIR, but I can't say for sure. Could be a production red also.
     
  3. Folly's place

    Folly's place Overrun With Chickens

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    Show type RIRs are very dark red/ mahogany, while production reds (hatchery RIRs) are more orange, like your chick. Mary
     
  4. aquafarmerri

    aquafarmerri Out Of The Brooder

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    They are from Murry McMurry so they aren't RIR's?
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Kind of a matter of semantics. They're not show quality at all, and honestly hatchery birds are so different from true Reds they're usually referred to as production Reds. They've often had other breeds infused over the line somewhere to boost egg production, etc.

    But it's a red colored bird who will lay a ton of brown eggs. I'm guessing that's basically what you wanted anyway, so you're good to go [​IMG]
     
  6. aquafarmerri

    aquafarmerri Out Of The Brooder

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    Actually I wanted true RIR don't care about the egg per say...I ordered RIR that's what they said they were but they looked different from the ones I had years ago that's why I asked...[​IMG]
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yeah, if you want "true" birds you can't go to most hatcheries.

    Although, I think Stromberg's might have real Reds, and maybe Dick Horstman? You can take a look. You're looking for the deep mahogany color, not the orange-red color. Plus, the brick body shape.
     
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  8. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agree with others,Production Reds.
     
  9. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    production red
     

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