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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kanehill, Oct 31, 2010.
Anyone have any information about this breed ?
I believe they are a production red. Basically means that they have crossed a couple breeds (in this case, I think they have crossed RIR and NHR), to get the egg production they want. They should be good layers and probably decent table birds given their cross.
There are a number of breeds listed unofficially as "Cherry Eggers"... most often Rhode Island Reds for their reddish-brown eggs.
There will be others that will tell you what breeds that own that lay the "cherry colored" eggs.
With my RIRs.. I never saw it... they just looked brown to me.
I had Cherry Eggers from Marti Poultry Farm in Missouri many moons ago. They were good layers, docile, and a nice shade of dark red.
Yep. Cherry Eggers is a term for a whole variety of chickens, but all of them have the common trait of red plumage, Production Red behind them (or pure production red) and brown eggs.
Great layers...you will love them.