RIR Show quality hen?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jay1995, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. jay1995

    jay1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a year old hen that I got from our local feed store and shes wery friendly. Yuo can touch her comb amd waddle face beak. You can fold out her wing, and about everythig with her, but is she show quality looks? [​IMG] [​IMG] Here are some pics.
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  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    A picture would help.
     
  3. random

    random Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe could ppl with actual show rir hens and roos put some pics up so others can see to compare [​IMG] [​IMG] ...id like to see some [​IMG] [​IMG]
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  4. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    I hate to say it but she doesnt look show type. Her tail is too high, she is too thin overall and she is alittle light in color. When I think RIR's I think a brick as far as shape and color, lol. I know there are some good pics out there and hopefully someone will post them [​IMG]
     
  5. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Sorry hun...she does have better coloring than I expected though!

    A RIR should look like a brick with the edges shaved off. Here's what I mean:

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  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I am not claiming show quality, I honestly dont know since I never show birds and dont intend to, however, these ladies are excellent quality, IMO. They are from a breeder who no longer breeds them.
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  7. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

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    These are show quality RIR, these are only about 6 months old in the pictures and had not started laying yet.

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    one outside shot so you can see size and color they are about 8 months old here and all laying

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  8. random

    random Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow some really great pics...any opinions on my roo? not the best pics but somes better then none! though hes still young
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  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Handsome though he is, he is pretty typical of hatchery RIRs, color too light. Cant tell about the body, but his color is similar to hatchery RIR I have had. Breeder/show quality RIRs are almost black, they are so dark.
     
  10. random

    random Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah i noticed they r quite abit darker then mine...however does that mean hes not any good for a show? though aussie standards are diff to americans right? also...how do i breed a darker colour if i only have hatchery 1's? and 1 more...is it really that obvious hes from a hatchery? lol i have not mentioned 1ce he is n u all picked it up straight away! thats awesome! i wanna know if its just the colourings or is it more then that thats the giveaway?
     

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