Same breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chiefbig1, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. chiefbig1

    chiefbig1 New Egg

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    Got these chicks a couple weeks ago from a local feed store. They said these were RIR hens. The thing is, 2 have a lighter colored, yellow head and the other 2 have the dark head. Are the yellow heads RIR? The dark heads look like RIR to me. The yellow heads also have larger feet and legs. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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  2. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    i believe those are production reds (hatchery RIRs.. have had other breeds etc crossed into them). which is why they're lighter. and looks like they have white
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Production reds or perhaps even Red sex links
     
  4. moduckman

    moduckman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Technically, they are RIR. They all may have come from the same flock. Sometimes you will get that. Even in my show birds I will get a light one now and then, it's a gene thing.
     
  5. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Looks like the typical genetics of production red birds!

    Enjoy them! They have such fun personalities!
     

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