RIR'S, SHOULD THEY LOOK LIKE THIS?????

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ginbart, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    Hi everyone, these are my RIR's and I was wondering if they look like they should. And should the hens have black on the main tail feathers? Be honest. I need the help.

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    Two pics of the same roo.
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    This is my RIW. I want to bread with the RIR, and what will I get? Comet Sex Links? I think.
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  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    If I remember right, I think it's the roo who needs to be the RIW.

    As for the RIR's. The black in the tails is normal. But looks like you have happy helathy feed store/ hatchery RIR's.
     
  3. redhead83402

    redhead83402 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like the new hampshire reds on the Mcmurray hatchery site to me ~ but they are beautiful birds ~
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  4. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    That's what my RIRs look like! [​IMG] Your roo could be my roo's twin! [​IMG]
     
  5. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2008
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    They look just like my RIR. They are sure pretty in the sunlight!
     
  6. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    They look like production bred RI Reds & yes, the female should have black main tail feathers. Your RI White isn't- RI Whites are rose combed not single combed. I'd say that's a White Rock.
     
  7. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    Looks like Buddy to me...

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  8. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    To say what others have said, he looks like a hatchery RIR. RIW's are supposed to be rose combed. You should be able to cross the RIR roo with RIW hens and get sexlinks.
     
  9. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    Quote:My oh my he looks just like mine. LOL
     
  10. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    Quote:I paid over $40.00 to get them off of eBay, the RIW's. Out of 12 eggs I only got 4, 2 hens and 2 roos that I gave away. I can't believe that. That makes me mad. Thanks for letting me know.

    And what kind of RIR's are there. I got him off ebay as an egg. Hatched them my self, I did. LOL What is a hatchery RIR?
     

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