These are RIR's, right?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MyBlackHen, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. MyBlackHen

    MyBlackHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are these pullets both Rhode Island Reds? One is a lighter shade of red than the other and I was wondering if one could be a Partridge Rock. I've never seen a PR up close before and the pictures I've seen online look similar to a RIR. What do you think?

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    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    The look like Production Reds..

    Chris
     
  3. Jessiewoodard57

    Jessiewoodard57 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks Just like my NHRs But I am far from an expert.
     
  4. afishel

    afishel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your Pullets arent too far from mine !! Mine are RIR some of mine are a lil lighter and some are a lil darker.
    I think urs are rir
    NH would be lighter
    Ginger is too dark to be production or NH!!

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  5. crash0330

    crash0330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one on top seems to be a New hampshire Red, but the second one I dont believe its RIR its her chest looks like it has some kind of black lacing feathers and I dont believe RIR should have that many black feathers on the chest.
     
  6. jjparke

    jjparke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First one looks like a New Hampshire Red. Ginger looks like a RIR to me.
     
  7. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    They are Production Reds ( Hatchery RIRs ) Like Chris said. That is why they are so mand different shades and tints, because hatcheries bred them for egg production. Not to their color standards, If you true Heritage RIRs, there is a huge difference between them and hatchery Production Reds like yours.
     
  8. MyBlackHen

    MyBlackHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your feedback, looks like they are RIR's (but production reds, not heritage)? I ordered them from mypetchicken.com. There is no way that Ginger is a Partridge Rock? I ordered a Partridge Rock but they made at least one substitution on my order, because I got 2 white rocks but only ordered 1. I thought it was the partridge rock that they substituted for, but when I saw Ginger's coloring I thought maybe she was a partridge rock and I only received 1 RIR. I thought the black lacing plus the browner color might mean partridge.
     
  9. MyBlackHen

    MyBlackHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How do you get true heritage RIRs? (From where - not a hatchery?)
     
  10. le neige homme

    le neige homme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Pretty much you have to get them from a breeder. Sandhill Preservation Center claims to have true Heritage RIRs, but...I dunno.
     

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