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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dnx717, Nov 5, 2014.
but what is it really? She is over 20 weeks now
Notice the black in her tail. She also has a streak in her wing.
That's a production red hen. Not a golden sexlink.
She's a Production Red (hatchery quality Rhode Island Red).
Production Red hen.
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).
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.
So is this a production red or a rir?
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.