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What kind of chicken is this?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dranchhens, Oct 25, 2015.

  1. dranchhens

    dranchhens Out Of The Brooder

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    We took in 4 chickens from my son's kindergarten class and have been able to discover the breed of the other three except this one. Can anyone help in letting me know her breed? She is the first of the chickens to begin laying eggs. She's very inquisitive and a great chicken, but we don't know her breed and are new to chicken raising but enjoying our journey. She is 4.5 months old.

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  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Looks like a nice little Production Red
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Production Red; she should be an excellent layer. :eek:)
     
  4. dranchhens

    dranchhens Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow! I have never heard of that before. Is that an official breed? We don't care either way - she's a great chicken but just curious? She's doing a good job laying so far! [​IMG]
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Production Reds are not an official breed although they will breed true. They are produced for egg laying purposes by hatcheries who cross red gene roosters (Rhode Island Reds, New Hampshires, or Production Reds) with red gene hens (Rhode Island Reds, New Hampshires, or Production Reds). The Production Red offspring do not conform to any SOP standards, but they will all be red gene chickens.
     
  6. dranchhens

    dranchhens Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. That helps a lot.
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Production Red.
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    production red
     

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