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post #11 of 16

Cherrry eggers are a strain of production Reds. Since they have (I believe) some leghorn blood infused a ways back, having a larger comb isn't unheard of. I do think those red wattles herald cockerels, though. Sorry. 

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

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post #12 of 16
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I suspect you are right.  Well, if even one is a hen I will be satisfied.  The breed of chicken I eventually want is Welsummer.

 

Since, I am aware I still have a lot to learn about chickens I wanted to start with birds from one of the local stores.  Less investment if something goes wrong.

post #13 of 16
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I am beginning to think all three are cockerals.

 

 

 

 

Each picture is a different bird.  The top one is the one I'm not sure of.  The wattles are only pink not red.  If the pink gets darker over the next few weeks I guess I will have my answer.

post #14 of 16
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Well, all three were cockerels.  The store manager was kind enough to give me three replacement birds - different breeds of those three one is a pullet.  I still had the three cockerels to do something with.,,,

 

This spring and summer out of 12 "guaranteed to be female" chickens - 9 ended up as chicken dinner.  Four are still going strong and laying beautiful eggs.  Of the four - 3 are Welsummer.

post #15 of 16

Thanks for the update. 

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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post #16 of 16

Very interesting,  I had never heard of Cherry Eggers before.  Knew they didn't  lay cherry red eggs  or that would have been front page news.

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