What Breed is This Cutey?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Mike26342, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. Mike26342

    Mike26342 New Egg

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    I need to know as him and six others came free of charge with the barred rocks I ordered. Once I know what he is I can put him and his buddies up for a new home.
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  2. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    Production Red
     
  3. Mike26342

    Mike26342 New Egg

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    As in Rhode Island Red?
     
  4. imogene08

    imogene08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No a Production red is not a RIR they are almost always labeled to be "RIR" by hatcheries or feed stores.
     
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  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Might be a Rhode Island Red, Production Red, or other "red" breed/breed mix. Productions Reds aren't Rhode Island Reds. They are crosses of red birds that often lay a lot of eggs and look similar to a Rhode Island Red (but lighter in coloration).
     
  6. flockman

    flockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks just like my Rhode Island Red rooster when he was a chick. He was one of the packing peanuts.
     
  7. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Hatcheries will sometimes call Production Reds "Rhode Island Reds," but they are different. The Production Reds lay more eggs.
     
  8. annageckos

    annageckos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think that production reds are sexlinks. Red sexlinks are also called red stars among other names.
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Production reds are different than sex links. Production reds are generic red birds, both male and female, from RIR and New Hampshire and who knows what other stock, just a dependable layer that's red. Sex links are a one time cross where the females are red/gold and the males are white/silver.

    This chick looks to be a production red, and is likely male. If you're selling them, just advertise them as hatchery red birds.
     
  10. imogene08

    imogene08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    quote name="donrae" url="/t/841322/what-breed-is-this-cutey#post_12437201"]Production reds are different than sex links. Production reds are generic red birds, both male and female, from RIR and New Hampshire and who knows what other stock, just a dependable layer that's red. Sex links are a one time cross where the females are red/gold and the males are white/silver.

    This chick looks to be a production red, and is likely male. If you're selling them, just advertise them as hatchery red birds.
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    Ugh that's right !I feel so stupid now .-.
     

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