What do you think about my Roo and his girls?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Knight Hawk Ranch, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. Knight Hawk Ranch

    Knight Hawk Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is Reggie and his girls (production RIR from Ideal). They are about 13 months old, except two of the hens who are a little younger.
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    There eggs are darker than this, the flash kinda washed out the color.
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  2. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they are very pretty. The rooster looks better than I would have expected from a hatchery RIR. Not that I have anything against hatchery birds. I love mine. Nice eggs, too!
     
  3. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    I think your rooster has an excellent comb. Sometimes, it's hard to get a roo with that perfect single comb shape.
     
  4. FrontPorchIndiana

    FrontPorchIndiana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is one very handsome roo! I'm no expert on what to look for in a RIR but he sure looks good to me. Seems solid, sturdy and healthy.
     
  5. AmazonDragon

    AmazonDragon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really nice birds!!!
     
  6. Knight Hawk Ranch

    Knight Hawk Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys. Yea, I don't have anything against hatchery birds.

    I do however, want to breed 'up' on what I have. I got lucky in picking him. I had no idea about comb/body/feather shape when I chose him to keep. I had kept a second roo for back up, however he was not maturing as nice as I wanted. So down the road he went.

    I am looking to get some Heritage RIR eggs to either add to my bloodlines or completely swap out once they are old enough to do so.
     
  7. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    What a handsome fellow and nice looking hens too! [​IMG]
     

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