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Rosecomb RIR and Buckeye what the difference?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by JamesA, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. JamesA

    JamesA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wondering as I have buckeyes and really like them.[​IMG]
     
  2. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    They are 2 different breeds with very different type & different combs. What information are you looking for?
     
  3. CARS

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  4. Chickapooh23

    Chickapooh23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That is a really good question. I also have buckeye's which are very different from RIR but if a RIR had a rosecomb which typically they do not I would think people would confused the two.
     
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    That is a really good question. I also have buckeye's which are very different from RIR but if a RIR had a rosecomb which typically they do not I would think people would confused the two.

    There 2 kinds of Rhode Island Reds...
    There is the Single Come variety and a Rose Comb variety.
    The Single Come variety is more common do to hatcheries breeding a hatchery style 'RIR' (very different for the real thing) the Rose Comb variety I think your going to have to get from a breeder I dont know of any hatcheries that have them...

    I would think people would confused the two.

    Rose Comb RIR's: Have Rose Comb.
    Buckeye: Have a Pea Comb.
    They also have different type.

    Chris​
     
  6. JamesA

    JamesA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I found this interesting in the article:

    In 1896 she learned that her idea of red fowls was not new and that a very popular eastern breed had been developed, the Rhode Island Red. After corresponding with several Rhode Island Red breeders, she decided to call her breed Pea Combed Rhode Island Reds (she even traded stock with several of these breeders). Rather than helping to promote her new breed, she found that calling them Pea Combed Rhode Island Reds was in fact limiting its popularity. So in 1902 she exhibited a pair in the Cleveland, Ohio poultry show as Buckeyes. Within a few years Pea Combed Rhode Island Reds began to disappear.
     
  7. JamesA

    JamesA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:There 2 kinds of Rhode Island Reds...
    There is the Single Come variety and a Rose Comb variety.
    The Single Come variety is more common do to hatcheries breeding a hatchery style 'RIR' (very different for the real thing) the Rose Comb variety I think your going to have to get from a breeder I dont know of any hatcheries that have them...

    I would think people would confused the two.

    Rose Comb RIR's: Have Rose Comb.
    Buckeye: Have a Pea Comb.
    They also have different type.

    Chris​

    That does help thanks.
     
  8. Pathfinders

    Pathfinders Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi folks,

    Just fwiw, I would imagine that the ALBC would prefer you not cut and paste too much info from their website here. Links are appropriate of course, and short bits, but wholesale cuts and pastes might be upsetting to them (all their website is copywritten you see.)

    That being said, most of what was quoted here is available from a number of sources, so I think you'll be ok.

    And fwiw, Mrs. Metcalf did not actually use RIRs in creating Buckeyes, although it is likely that some breeders have used them to cross in over the years.

    Any other questions I can answer about Buckeyes?

    [​IMG]
     
  9. CARS

    CARS Chillin' With My Peeps

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