RIR vs. NHR???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sadies chicks, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. sadies chicks

    sadies chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Help! I am confused...I am not sure which girl is which!!

    Ginger is on the left and Firecracker on the right. Who is the RIR??

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  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Actually, neither are RIR, as far as according to type, really.

    I'm sure they will be great red laying hens for you, and that sure in fine.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Your NH (there is no "Red" in the New Hampshire breed name) is on the left.

    As far as the other one goes, there should be no white feathers on a RIR, so not sure about that one being a RIR, really. Other than the white feathers, it does appear to be a hatchery type RIR or even similar to a Cherry Egger, which is a production type NH/RIR cross some hatcheries sell.
     
  4. sadies chicks

    sadies chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks! We got the "unknown" from a pet store, so who knows....she is certainly a character! [​IMG] I appreciate it!! [​IMG]
     
  5. Noymira

    Noymira Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have NH and RIR, I think the one on the left is a NH and the one on the right is a production red of some sort. My RIR has red feathers over black, no white. Both look like lovely birds!
     
  6. ChickenSahib

    ChickenSahib Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wait so RIR don't have white in them?

    The one I got my grandma has a white tail... Did I get jipped?
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Red sex links have lots of white in them, so maybe that's what you have. RIRs do not have white in them, sorry.


    Here are a couple of RIR pullets I used to own:

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    This is a hatchery type RIR hen I still have:

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    See? No white in any of them.
     
  8. sadies chicks

    sadies chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well heck! I think you are right! Firecracker seems to be a red sex link. Thanks everyone!

    and thanks noymira, they are both great birds! [​IMG]
     

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