What is a Production Red?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by wordgirl, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. wordgirl

    wordgirl One of the Shire-folk

    Apr 14, 2009
    A Red Sex-Link?

    Or a strain of Rhode Island Red?

    Thank you!
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    Jul 16, 2009
    best coast
    I think it's a very eggy, not show quality RIR.
  3. catdaddyfro

    catdaddyfro Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 16, 2009
    Vernon Parish
    A production strain of RIRed.

    I think this mostly depends on the hatchery crosses or the person you ask?

    Gets pretty deep sometimes on here.

    Theres a couple of threads posted in the past few weeks, if I get some time I'll find them and post them on here.

  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    Like catdaddyfro said
    Gets pretty deep sometimes on here

    and it does depends on who you talk too..
    Some say that the Production Red is bread solely from the Rhode Island Red just like the New Hamshire. They believe that the more higher productive RIR's were bread to produce the breed.
    Others say that it is a RIR with Leghorn blood interoduced. The Leghorn blood being introduced for its high egg productivity to make a higher productive "red" breed.
    I am beginning to believe that there is two lines of Production Reds. One being the line bread solely from RIR's and it has a more even color of red much like the Industrial Rhode Island Reds/ Hatchery Rhode Island Reds that we see a lot of.. The other line being a Industrial Rhode Island Reds/ Hatchery Rhode Island Reds with Leghorn blood introduced. Theses birds are the light red blotchy color birds with white feathers in the tail and wings..
    You can go http://bloslspoutlryfarm.tripod.com/id29.html to read a nicely writen page By Robert Blosl on the Rhode Island Reds, And there "spin off breeds" like the Production red and the New Hampshire...

  5. wordgirl

    wordgirl One of the Shire-folk

    Apr 14, 2009
    Okay – thanks! [​IMG] That's what I was kind of thinking, so thank you for affirming that! But how can you tell when it's a RIR or when it's a Production Red?

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