What breeds are they? *Pic Heavy!*

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SuttonHeritageFarm, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. SuttonHeritageFarm

    SuttonHeritageFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have purchased and "rescued" my birds from all over. We are making our breeding pens now and want to make sure we are not going to be doing any false advertising or selling of mixed chicks without knowing. Thanks!


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    What is this little red hen?

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    EE or Amerucana? He has blue legs, but has muffs...

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    What is this red hen?


    I have others I am not sure about. I will get more pics today as the weather gets better.
     
  2. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1. some mutt
    2. EE
    3. Red Sex Link or RIR
     
  3. popsicle

    popsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok, call me crazy, but is #1 a hen? It's looking kinda roostery to me. My Buff Brahma cockerel had similar feathers on his back, saddle and tail when he was young.
     
  4. SuttonHeritageFarm

    SuttonHeritageFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I am thinking #1 is a game/ RIR mix though I was not sure. I am 100% sure she is a hen since she is 1 year old, lays eggs, no saddle long feathers and does not crow. lol

    Thanks for all the help ;)
     
  5. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  6. SuttonHeritageFarm

    SuttonHeritageFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Red Sex Link hens have some white feathers right?

    How can you tell a production red from a RIR or a RIR from a NH Red?

    Thanks for all the help! I love learning!
     
  7. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yes, Red Sexlinks pretty much always have white feathers, either just tips, or whole feathers.

    Telling a PR from a RIR I'll leave to someone more experienced (Chris09 is really good at that). The only thing I know is that RIR are very dark and PR are much lighter. RIR vs NH: NHs have a more golden red, while RIR are a very dark mahogany.
     
  8. SuttonHeritageFarm

    SuttonHeritageFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
     

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