Hi, From upstate Ny and new (last spring ) to chickens.I was so naive,I had no idea there was such a thing as "hatchery quality".I was disappointed to find my RIR's are actually "production reds",that my wellie has "feather stubs on her feet,etc.What happens to make them different?And where can you get a list of breeders if you want a specific breed to actually look like what you thought? Don't get me wrong,I LOVE my birds regardless but was disappointed that none were what they should be.I LOVE the true RIR coloring and when you look at my birds versus a true bred RIR there's a LOT of difference! Anyone know why this happens? Is it overbreeding?Or is it just lack of breeding the best of the best?Do they breed any two reds and call them RIR's? Thanks for any insight you can give.I'd like to learn as much as possible about chicken keeping.