RIR or Red Star?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hokankai, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. hokankai

    hokankai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a chick who's supposed to be a Red Star...but looks an awful lot like our RIR chick. What is she? She's 10-11 weeks old.

    Here's Ginger
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    Here's Claire, our definite Red Star
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    And Flo, our definite RIR
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    Last edited: Jul 22, 2011
  2. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    I would say RIR.
     
  3. 202roosterlane

    202roosterlane Happy Hen on a Harley

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    Meeee too![​IMG]
     
  4. Farm_Maven

    Farm_Maven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me three!!
     
  5. Duramaxgirl

    Duramaxgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks like my production reds who are just a bit lighter red the my RIRs. Where'd you get them?
     
  6. turtlebird

    turtlebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    all of the red sex links I have seen have some white mixed in...that looks to be a RIR. Both breeds are wonderful birds [​IMG]
     
  7. Jloeffler

    Jloeffler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks almost exactly like my rir. Pretty girl!
     
  8. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree..she is a production red...fine birds. Very pretty...looks like you are taking great care of them [​IMG]
     
  9. hokankai

    hokankai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ahh, a production red would make sense. What makes up a production red and how are they different from RIRs and Red Stars?

    Yeah, she looks like the RIR but is a shade lighter, which is what made me a little confused. She also didn't look exactly the same when she was a baby so that threw me off too.

    I got her from a local hatchery that hasn't turned out to be the best [​IMG]
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I think the production reds are a mix of rhode island and new hampshire.
     

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