Red Caps anyone?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Kezzie, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. Kezzie

    Kezzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am getting a Red Cap chick from MM in the next few days (assuming it survives the trip better than its predecessor). I've Googled the breed and have come up with some references and snippets of info, but I'm finding it really difficult to find out a lot about the breed. Most of the sources are English which makes sense because it's an English breed.

    Does anyone have any info on American Red Cap breeders? I would be interested in getting some hatching eggs down the road. And another (probably more ridiculous question), how long can hatching eggs survive in shipping? Is it possible to get hatching eggs from England?
     
  2. big_brahmas

    big_brahmas Out Of The Brooder

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    feathersite

    redcaps are more popular abroad i am afraid.
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  3. Ducklove334

    Ducklove334 Off to another pond

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    how do they see? O_O
     
  4. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Back in the 80s I had some Red Caps pullets and they were disappointing. Their combs were regular sized like my SSHamburgs and not big like feathersize has them pictured to be.

    Sandhill preservation should have some.
     
  5. Kezzie

    Kezzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! Sandhill does have some...[​IMG]
     
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