These are not Rhode Island Reds Are They?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Poultrybonkers, Dec 20, 2013.

  1. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm pretty sure he is a rhode island red
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    These look nothing like RIRs
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    Are they RIRs?
     
  2. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut

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    Yes, they look like RIRs to me.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Your instincts are correct. The roo looks like a RIR, the hens look like generic red hatchery production birds. The floppy combs make me think there's leghorn blood not too far back, added in to boost production. They're great layers and good backyard birds, just not RIR.
     
  4. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    My eyes are not what they were 50 yrs ago but if went to a feed
    store they might try to pass them off as RIR but to me I cant even
    say they have met the standard but I bet these are some great
    egg layers .....
    Do you have any history on them ???????

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  5. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    I have been giving your photos some time to down load as my
    computer is rather slow as satellite is just this way but maybe
    someone else can confirm if photo 1 & 2 are not working ...
    Or is it just me [​IMG]


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  6. Poultrybonkers

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    These are actually my neighbors birds im not sure where they got them but I had a rir before and she was very dark. They are 3 years old and not one is laying right now. Lol
     
  7. Wyandottes7

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    The rooster looks like a Rhode Island Red, but the hens look like "production reds" ("red" birds that hatcheries sell-- great layers, but not really purebred).
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    That's very normal for hens to not be laying this time of year, especially older than first winter birds. They need to take a break sometime!
     
  9. Poultrybonkers

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    Yeah. None of mine are laying either. Im lucky to get an egg or two a week. Lol
     
  10. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

    RoostersCrow HensDeliver! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The hens look like Production Reds and the rooster is a Rhode Island Red.

    And some of the hens look pretty pale in the comb, so they wont be laying. When their combs get all waxy red, they will start laying laying again. The shorter daylight hours can be supplemented with a light to give them the 12+ hours of light they need to keep laying.
     
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