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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by aquafarmerri, Nov 6, 2016.
I have asked several people and it's split..
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.
Show type RIRs are very dark red/ mahogany, while production reds (hatchery RIRs) are more orange, like your chick. Mary
They are from Murry McMurry so they aren't RIR's?
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
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...
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.
Agree with others,Production Reds.
This might be a good place to start: