Difference between Cherry Egger and RIR

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Brandyberry_Chick, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. Brandyberry_Chick

    Brandyberry_Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two RIRs for sure. I think I also have a Cherry Egger. I will try to get a picture of her but I was just wondering, what's the difference in these two?
     
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Rhode Island Reds meet the standards to a certain degree. Cherry Eggers just lay. Not sure but I think that's the difference.
     
  3. catdaddyfro

    catdaddyfro Overrun With Chickens

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    Cherry egger is a name that some hatcheries call their versions of "production reds" which is a production laying strain RIRed or some type of a "hybrid red layer" that the hatcheries also call "production reds". They are derived from crosses of RIReds and some say New Hampshires, or Leghorns and really there's no telling what all they cross up to come up with these Industrial Layers.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=252772
     
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2009
  4. Brandyberry_Chick

    Brandyberry_Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    OK Thanks! So my RIRs should be alot more built than her? She's basically a "mutt" produced to lay eggs! lol
     

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