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RIR vs. RSL

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by OccamsTazer, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. OccamsTazer

    OccamsTazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Besides the darker coloration on the RIR, can anyone help me with some other identifying marks? I have three red hens in my flock, two were ID'd here as RSL, but one that I do not have a pic of is much darker and richer in color, and I wondered if she might be a RIR.
     
  2. Gonzo

    Gonzo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Southwestern, In
    Ok, I'm blonde....I got the RIR, what's a RSL?
     
  3. OccamsTazer

    OccamsTazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oops, red sex link :)
     
  4. Gonzo

    Gonzo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Southwestern, In
    I always thought the RIR's were darker in color.. Isn't the red sex link a cross between a RIR and a BR?
     
  5. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2009
    RIR's are darker than RSL's. RSL's usually have a noticeable amount of white in them, too. RIR's on the other hand (I've only ever had hatchery quality, so this may not always be true) have some dark green tail feathers and accent feathers rather than white. I don't think you will ever see any white on an RIR.
     
  6. Gonzo

    Gonzo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Southwestern, In
    My RIR rooster has beautiful green tail feathers! Looks like cornelis (cornflakes roo) Rooster! The RSL seem to have the lighter colered feathers esp. in the wing feathers.
     
  7. OccamsTazer

    OccamsTazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay, the hen in question has the dark green in the tail! Her RSL pals have white in the tails.
     
  8. Julie_A

    Julie_A Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the tail is a sure fire way to "tail." Sorry, had to do it.

    My RIR ladies are dark.
     

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