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

  1. ginbart

    ginbart Crowing

    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.


    Two pics of the same roo.

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

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    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 Songster

    Apr 9, 2008
    They look like the new hampshire reds on the Mcmurray hatchery site to me ~ but they are beautiful birds ~
  4. Beekissed

    Beekissed Free Ranging

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

    DouglasPeeps Songster

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

    NYREDS Crowing

    Jan 14, 2008
    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 Songster

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

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  8. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Crowing

    Apr 30, 2007
    Deer Park Washington
    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 Crowing

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

    ginbart Crowing

    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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