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RIR or Red Star?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HeadHen, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. HeadHen

    HeadHen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2008
    Houston, TX
    I ordered all pullets from MM (I am sure some roo's will have snuck in too) and I'm having a terrible time telling which ones are the 5 RIR and which are the 9 Red Star. No exact numbers of easily identifiable matches. I've got 4? that are a much browner red and the rest are all kinda the same yellowish red.
    Any hints for characteristics on new chicks that might help?
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2008
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    My red starts males feathered out white and then developed red and brown splotchy feathers down the saddle.
  3. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

    Jan 1, 2008
    RIRs are very dark! [​IMG] Mahogeny colored

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