Rir?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by spiffwilkie, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. spiffwilkie

    spiffwilkie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've seen some talk on here about many chicks that are being sold as RIRs actually being production reds. I'm still very new to the chicken-raising scene, so I don't really know the difference between the two (or the other breeds that may look similar), although I'm off to research now.

    Anyhow, I purchased this one as a RIR at the local feed store. Does that seem to be the case?
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  2. Noymira

    Noymira Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Certainly looks like the hatchery RIR I have, but she's only 5 weeks old. I'm interested in what others say as well!
     
  3. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks just like my RIR. Mine came from a hatchery also.
     
  4. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    yep! you can tell the difference because RIRs will be red and black, whereas production reds will be red and white
     
  5. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    and light red and black is a new hampshire, which is what she kind of looks like in the last photo
     
  6. banjoejoe4783

    banjoejoe4783 VILLAMIL FARMS

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    Quote:not quite true prodution reds are RIRs that have been breed for prodution and not to conferm to standerd if you got her form a hatchery then she is a production red

    the red and white ones you are talking about are red sex liks ,red stars, golden comets or cenamon quween which are all the same and are hydreed for egg laying but not prodution reds
     
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  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:not quite true prodution reds are RIRs that have been breed for prodution and not to conferm to standerd if you got her form a hatchery then she is a production red

    the red and white ones you are talking about are red sex liks ,red stars, golden comets or cenamon quween which are all the same and are hydreed for egg laying but not prodution reds

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    There are two popular types of "Production Red" one is a R.I. Red bred solely for egg production and selectively bred solely from the R.I. Red. These birds tend to have some black in there tail and some ticking in there hackles.
    The other type "Production Red" is a cross and the result of R.I. Red with Leghorn blood added. These birds tend to be lighter in color and may have some white in there tail.

    Some Hatcheries clam that there R.I. Red /New Hampshire cross is a Production but to me that cant be any further from the truth since the New Hampshire was bred solely from R.i. Reds and were bred mainly for meat and not egg Production.

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