What breed is this colorful chick?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Arztwolf, Sep 6, 2015.

  1. chickinflo

    chickinflo Out Of The Brooder

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    Thats exactly what i thought but since i dont know much about chickens i thought maybe i was missing something.
     
  2. Arztwolf

    Arztwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please tell me NHs don't have the temperament of RIRs! [​IMG] I have never gotten along with that breed.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    With both breeds, it frequently depends on their breeding. BYC members have frequently reported hatchery quality RIRs and NHs as aggressive (and I have experienced this myself with some of them), which isn't surprising considering there is little or no difference between hatchery quality RIRs, NHs, and Production Reds. Usually it is only the shade of red that determines which label the hatchery markets them under. However, these aggressive tendencies don't seem to be nearly as frequent with heritage RIRs or NHs that are sold by reputable breeders.
     
  4. Arztwolf

    Arztwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What exactly makes a breed a "heritage" breed?
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    It's not the breed, it's the source of the bird. Heritage usually means a very dedicated breeder who has been breeding and culling to have a flock that meets the Standard of Perfection for the breed. Temperament is one of the things culled for, as Michael said. Hatchery birds, not so much with the culling, especially for temperament.
     
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  6. PoultryQueen101

    PoultryQueen101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have any hatchery RIR and never will, if someone wants to post one to compare to her, I'd be thankful. This is a Breed Quality RIR. She is a much richer mahogany and has a much deeper body depth than a hatchery grade NH, RIR or PR. Sge is very sweet and calm and so are the boys, as opposed to the hatchery grades that are majorly aggressive, dull, and sometimes cannibalistic.
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    She is 2 years I think. Heritage.
     
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  7. PoultryQueen101

    PoultryQueen101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Found this off the internet. Hatchery version of a "RIR". Bred for egg laying and production. Bred out of broodiness.
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    Off google.
     
  8. Arztwolf

    Arztwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So hatcheries are basically the BYB slash Walmart of the chicken world.
     
  9. PoultryQueen101

    PoultryQueen101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]

    Here is a good examplr. Heritage on the right and Hatchery on the left. Barred Rock Cocks
     
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  10. Arztwolf

    Arztwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is amazing and sad at the same time.[​IMG]

    That explains my 3 month old Barred Rock cockerel.
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