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

  1. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Songster

    Jul 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    Does anyone have a pic of the heritage RIR that they could post? I'd love to see it.
  2. jmc

    jmc Songster

    Jul 22, 2008
    South Central MA
    Helpful thread for me:

    One thing is certain, the 'RIRs' i got through local feed store simply AIN'T rirs!! Big hatcheries sort of have their own rules--well intentioned, but.........
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Sometimes, you dont realize how different they are till you put them side by side. The last pic is in the bright sunshine, so appears lighter than they actually are.

  4. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    i go through about 560 or so rirs a week lol ,, only got 3 roos that are 9 months old,, the rest just go to fast for me to get a hen to grow,,lol ,, but all of mine are hatchery rirs,, imma on the look out for REAL rirs,, them are the ones i wont sell.
  5. mikarod

    mikarod Songster

    Sep 28, 2008
    *drools all over again for speckledhens birds*
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    I love my original hatchery RIRs, too. Great layers and sweet ladies. My head hen was one, but I lost her this year to internal laying. The heritage RIRs are not only much darker and richer colored, but also, larger/taller birds than my hatchery birds.
  7. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Songster

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    I just got some Bantam RIRs. They are going to be show birds.

    Strawberry and Rose:

    Strawberry, Rose and Petunia:
  8. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    ya its funny when you see hatchery pics of RIR's there almost black,, but ya end up with red ones lol
  9. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Songster

    Jul 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    Thanks for sharing the pics. They are all really pretty. Heritage or hatchery, I think all the RIRs are nice, but very different from each other.
  10. ginbart

    ginbart Crowing

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    I was doing a lot of research on good layers that’s why I chose RIR’s. I love my birds and the eggs I am now getting from them. I had 8 hens, now I only have 7 but I have made enough money to buy my first bag of feed so they are now paying for themselves. HOOT HOOT.

    I may try to get some heritage ones. Do they lay as good as hatchery ones?

    And if I bread the RIR's to my White Rocks what will I get? I am trying to get sex links.

    L&Schickens and speckledhen I love the color of your birds. They are beautiful. [​IMG]

    Now if I could only get my EE's to stay laying. They are 19 weeks tomorrow. I want a green/blue egg. [​IMG]

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