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Reviving this dead thread... Cherry Eggers and RI Reds are THE EXACT SAME BIRD!!! I just placed an order with Cackle, ordered the CEggers and was disappointed to see them substituted for the RIReds.  When I wrote Nancy told me they are the same, just regional differences as to what they are called. Who knew!  well apparently Nancy did but...

 

Absolutely not. Look for the Heritage Rhode Island Red thread to see pictures of what real Rhode Island Reds look like. They're nothing like Cherry Eggers which are a hybrid cross.

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post #12 of 16

Cherry Egger:

 

Cross of a New Hampshire rooster over a Rhode Island Red hen.


Edited by draye - 4/30/12 at 11:11pm
post #13 of 16

When I saw the name of this post, I got excited thinking someone had been able to make a chicken that lays cherry colored eggs. I was getting ready to try and find me one to add to enhance my egg basket lol.png Oh well, maybe one day (a girl can dream right)...

I am a wife, nurse and mother to: 1 EE, 3 OE, 1 White Leghorn, 1 Barred Rock,  2 GLW, 1 BLRW rooster,  1 Cuckoo Marans, 1 BCM, 1 BO, 1 Blue Andalusian, 1 Ancona, 3 Ameraucana (2 Blue Wheaten, 1 Blue).   Oh and 2 pit bulls, 1 black lab, 3 Nigerian Pygmy goats, a cat and 4 ducks (3 Indian Runners, 1 Khaki Campbell) :-)

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I am a wife, nurse and mother to: 1 EE, 3 OE, 1 White Leghorn, 1 Barred Rock,  2 GLW, 1 BLRW rooster,  1 Cuckoo Marans, 1 BCM, 1 BO, 1 Blue Andalusian, 1 Ancona, 3 Ameraucana (2 Blue Wheaten, 1 Blue).   Oh and 2 pit bulls, 1 black lab, 3 Nigerian Pygmy goats, a cat and 4 ducks (3 Indian Runners, 1 Khaki Campbell) :-)

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post #14 of 16

Awesome layers.

 

First year their eggs are a little small but improve in size with age.  Just about every day layers.

post #15 of 16

I have been bombarded with messages telling me they have Rhode Island Reds and when they send me their pictures they are not dark colored Rhode island Reds like I have been raising for almost 30 years. Today I got a message from a lady and she sent me some descriptions of what all this is about. I have always called them production or commerical reds. The correct name is Cherry Eggers.

 

I think I may order 25 next year to sell on Ebay.

 

Here is some of the stuff she sent me for my research. It seems this breed was pushed to the surface maybe in the 1950s from spin offs of ROP Rhode Island Reds that where wining the egg laying contest in the 1930s .

 

Thanks for sending me this link to this page. New York Reds is right. I am re leaved. bob

 

Rhode Island Reds: well-known "old breed" that is a popular dual purpose producer of

Brown eggs Dark in Color.

 

 

 

Production Reds (Cherry Eggers) Various Shades of Red Highest producing, most efficient brown egg layer that was

 Developed from RI Red x New Hampshire crosses

 

Cherry Egger Chickens are a combination of different breeds to produce an egg production chicken which lays big brown eggs and they are good winter layers. They are well known for their laying ability and hardiness.

Chicken Facts:

  • Weights - Hen-----7 1/2 lbs Rooster------9 1/2 lbs
    Pullet---4-6 lbs Cockerel----7-8 lbs
  • Purpose - Dual Purpose: egg laying and meat production
  • Egg Color - Brown
  • Egg Production - Prolific: 250 - 300 eggs per year
  • Country of Origin - United States
  • APA: -No
post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by suezqz_64 View Post

Reviving this dead thread... Cherry Eggers and RI Reds are THE EXACT SAME BIRD!!! I just placed an order with Cackle, ordered the CEggers and was disappointed to see them substituted for the RIReds.  When I wrote Nancy told me they are the same, just regional differences as to what they are called. Who knew!  well apparently Nancy did but...

This just proves that hatcheries have NO IDEA what they are breeding. Sounds like Cackle need a class in Chicken 101 [breed identification].

 

 

Chris

 

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Breeding Large Fowl Single and Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds to APA Standard


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NPIP # 31-516
Society for the Preservation of Poultry Antiquities http://sppa.webs.com/

Breeding Large Fowl Single and Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds to APA Standard


"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares." – 

George Washington

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