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What is the standard of perfection in a rhode island red?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ArabianHaven, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. ArabianHaven

    ArabianHaven Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! I am new to showing my chickens and I wanted to know what the standard perfection is for my chickens. They are Rhode Island Reds. Thank you so much.
     
  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    I don't have the APA SOP book yet, but since you haven't had any responses yet, I will tell you what Storey's says:

    "size: standard cock=8.5lbs, standard hen=6.5lbs. Comb, wattles, earlobes=Recognized in both single comb and rose combed varieties. Medium size wattles and earlobes. All are bright red. If single combed=medium to moderately large single comb, with five evenly serrated points that are longer in the middle than the ends. Comb stands upright. Color=Reddish horn beak; reddish bay eyes; rich yellow shanks and toes tinged with reddish horn. A line of red pigment running down sides of shanks and extending to tips of toes is desireable. Plumage is primarily rich, lustrous dark red. Tail is mainly black, though it may have some red near saddle or edges. Wings are mainly red with some black highlights."

    Show quality RIR's are MUCH darker in color than what you usually see from hatcheries/feed store birds. I would suggest searching online for pics of show quality birds. Or go to some shows and see what the birds look like that are winning...good luck!!
     
  3. RAREROO

    RAREROO Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Wow those are some gorgeous RIRs!! And talk about looking like they were all stamped out of the same mold!! Yowza!
     
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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  6. ArabianHaven

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    Thank you everyone so much!
     
  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    This might help you all so when breeding for color in the wing of your Red's.
    If you go to the link I posted go to the picture second down on the left hand side.. http://www.picturetrail.com/sfx/album/view/7205592
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    bird in the picture is one of Danny Feathers birds.

    Chris
     
  8. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

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    Quote:The color is really interesting but aren't there way too many points on the combs?
     
  9. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Quote:The color is really interesting but aren't there way too many points on the combs?

    The first roo pic has 5, the second one looks like just 6, you don't usually count the very front and very back, which is the blade of the comb...also, usually the number of spikes on the comb is an "ideal" number, and if you are showing a bird with 6 or 7 spikes, you will come in 2nd to a bird with the ideal number, 5, but it's not a DQ unless you have broken spikes, or if there is one sticking off the side of the comb, or something equally obvious and drastic...
     
  10. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

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    Very interesting. Thanks. [​IMG]
     

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