What breed of chicken is this?

BubbaLikesIt

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This chicken came from the McMurray hatchery as a definite breed of chicken but I have been told otherwise. She started laying eggs at 21 weeks exactly and has been a laying machine laying 1 egg per day without fail. She is 22 1/2 weeks right now.













 

BubbaLikesIt

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She was sold in a "mixed pullet" order as a RIR. Not that we don't care, but we don't care. She is the egg master...... princess.
 

Ol Grey Mare

One egg shy of a full carton. .....
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Mar 9, 2014
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Not too surprised - the MM breed descriptor for their RIR actually references them as "our *production* strain" - which tells me they are dancing around the fact that they are not, in fact, selling true RIR birds - and the photos of the example birds on their site are decidedly NOT RIR but, in fact, PR. I think this makes me more angry than those who make mistakes out of legitimate ignorance of the truth - to purposefully use plays on words, etc to misrepresent things is just wrong. It's like the EE/Ameraucana thing - deceptive and wrong.
 

BubbaLikesIt

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When she was a chick she had a big yellow head and was an ugly little bird. Then the red feathers started growing in and she even got uglier if thats possible. Thats all behind her now.
 

Wyandottes7

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Hatchery Rhode Island Red ("Production Red"). I also have one from McMurray hatchery, sold as a Rhode Island Red:

 

BubbaLikesIt

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I think they're related. I got no complaints. "Lucy" lays a pullet egg everyday for the last 9 days. They are getting bigger and darker every egg. Out of the 14 chickens she is the only one who has started laying. She has a problem though.......... worm and grub addiction. WGA is an ugly thing and we are talking about an intervention some time this coming week.
 
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TexanFW

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Well that solves the riddle. We have one that looks just like her that has had me scratching my head.
 

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