It's not Tractor supply trying to pass off the production reds. They just label their bins with the breed names the hatchery lists them as. Its the hatcheries that claim Rhode Island Red but sells chicks not true to the breed.I was supposed to have two RIR from tractor supply as well. The biggest looks exactly them. I think they are production reds as I've read it is rare to get RIR. I'm sure tractor supply figured most people won't notice or care about the difference.