Sold as a golden sex link

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dnx717, Nov 5, 2014.

  1. dnx717

    dnx717 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    but what is it really? She is over 20 weeks now

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  2. dnx717

    dnx717 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Notice the black in her tail. She also has a streak in her wing.
     
  3. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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    That's a production red hen. Not a golden sexlink.
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    She's a Production Red (hatchery quality Rhode Island Red).
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Production Red hen.
     
  6. dnx717

    dnx717 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So what can I expect behavior wise? I didn't want a rir bc of their reputation as aggressive hens. She seems moderately aggressive towards me but not so much the other 8 in my flock. Any time I get close enough to her front she jumps straight up (almost as if to try to spur me).
     
  7. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Real, standard bred, RIR are docile, wonderful, friendly birds. The "reputation" has been earned by production reds posing as RIR.

    That said? There's no predicting an individual bird's personality. She could be a genuinely wonderful bird. Or not. You just never know.
     
  8. dnx717

    dnx717 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So is this a production red or a rir?
     
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  9. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    production red. The term basically covers generic, hatchery sourced, reddish-orange, productive birds.

    True RIR are not shaped like that and are deep, rich mahogany in color. True Reds cannot be gotten from hatcheries or re-sellers of hatchery stock.


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