True-to-breed RIR rooster needed

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by JScott, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. JScott

    JScott New Egg

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    I'm relatively new (4th year) to raising chickens. I bought 25 RIRs from McMurray hatcheries but was disappointed they didn't look like the RIRs my grandad had 50 years ago. Most were a lot lighter colored and smaller. I decided to try to breed them back to original looks and have had some success but am now in need of a true-to-breed rooster to continue. I'd like one or two about 6 to 8 months old to resume breeding next year. Can anyone help me find a breeder of true-to-breed RIRs?
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Might want to post this somewhere in the breed forums.

    Also, try out the advanced search function:
    advanced search>titles only>RIR
     
  3. JScott

    JScott New Egg

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    I was atthe breed forums. Got sent here. Thanks anyway.
     
  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    They may have misdirected you -- there is an active Buy/Sell/Trade section here at BYC, that may be a better place to direct your search as you can post a "ISO" (In Search Of) thread. You may also want to check out the thread for your state in the "Where am I/Where are you" section so you can start networking with other chicken keepers near you who may either have or know someone who has the type of bird you are seeking.
     
  5. ClayRust

    ClayRust Out Of The Brooder

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    I have RIRs from the Mohawk line. Beautiful birds
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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  7. JScott

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    Thanks Donrae. I'll check it out.
     

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