What breed is this hen? Floppy comb?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kaddidle, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. kaddidle

    kaddidle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a hen that I acquired as a chick from a photographer friend who'd bought a dozen chicks for an Easter photo shoot from a feed store.

    She lays big, pinkish-brown eggs almost every day. Someone said they thought she might be a Production Red based on an earlier pullet pic. I'm wondering now if anyone can confirm or deny that.

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    Also, is it normal for both of my hens' combs to be so floppy?
     
  2. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nh red
     
  3. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know much about the Reds (RIR, NH, or Production Red), but I think Production Red. As for the combs being floppy.....that is normal for a pullet/hen about to lay or that are laying.
     
  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    New Hampshire....

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  5. kaddidle

    kaddidle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there anyone who can tell me the difference in the types of reds?
     
  6. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:Difference as in?


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  7. kaddidle

    kaddidle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ie, what is the difference between a RIR, NHR, and PR?
     
  8. moondog425

    moondog425 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont know what she is but it is a pretty bird !
     
  9. Chris09

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    Quote:Ok, in short...
    R.I. Reds should be a large Dark Red (Mahogany) "brick" shape with a long flat back.
    New Hampshires ( theres no red at the end [​IMG] ) were bred solely from the R.I. Red with no other outside blood added. There lighter in color than the R.I. Red and less brick shape with the tendency to be smaller.
    Now the Production Red.
    There are two strains of Production Reds.
    The first strain was bred solely from Rhode Island Reds with no outside blood introduced (Like the New Hampshire).. They just bred the R.I. Red more and more for egg production and lost all the other characteristics of the R.I. Red like body size, color, temperament etc.
    The other strain is a R.I. Red with Leghorn blood introduced. This is the strain that was to be used to compete agents the R.I. Red in a ROP egg laying contests held in the North East.
    Now there is a hatchery that says that there Production Reds are a R.I. Red / New Hampshire cross but to me that is not a Production Reds.

    (Note ROP = Record of Performance)

    I hope this helps some..

    Chris
     
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  10. kaddidle

    kaddidle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for clarifying. Can you tell me what leads you to ID her as a New Hampshire?
     

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