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RIR what ya think?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by AHappychick, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    I got these 2 RIR hens a while back they were in molt so I never posted pics but its almost over and I wanted opinions as to coloring. Their combs are slowly getting better they were a little beat up when I got them.


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  2. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    They're too light for show, they're sure pretty though
     
  3. mahen8622

    mahen8622 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    those look identical to the two RIR hens i have... you didnt kidnapp them did you.. darn they just started layin good too lol jk
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2009
  4. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Too light for showing...should make some fun birds to play with though!
     
  5. pipermark

    pipermark Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are production Reds , commonly sold by hatcheries as RIR. These should be better layer , better tempered then their cousins , true RIR. They also should not go broody (always exceptions), they were breed to lay and forget.
     
  6. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    the guy I got them from breeds them himself but not for show reasons so not from a hatchery, but nice girls... jusy curioys as to their coloring I thought they were a little light but they were actually the darkest ones he had.
     
  7. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I've always found this to be the other way around..
     
  8. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

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    Quote:I've always found this to be the other way around..

    I agree, the Production reds I have and have had in the past are cannabalistic little things and flighty. My true RIR's are wonderful extremely friendly birds![​IMG]
     
  9. pipermark

    pipermark Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2007
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    Thats nice.
     

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