Redcaps

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Mrs. Fluffy Puffy, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    I know Murry Mcmurry Hatchery has these, but the picture isn't any good, and I don't know what this breed looks like! Does anybody have any pictures of these? Thanks,
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Here is a hen...

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    and a roo...

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  3. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Hmmm. If I saw them for the first time I'd think they were cross breeds. Learn something new every day! Thanks for the pics M.
     
  4. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Wow, they are very pretty! They aren't what I exspected at all! lol I wonder if they'er mixed with buttercups? Thanks for the pics Mahonri!!!
     
  5. stuckinthecity

    stuckinthecity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wonderful looking birds
     
  6. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    I agree!
     
  7. NancyinAlaska

    NancyinAlaska Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a pic of a female I got from McMurray last year,I took it from above because that'as the best was to see her "red cap". She was the ONLY one out of 10 that survived past 2 weeks. I had an experienced person raise them for me and she thought the breed was extra sensative, and maybe closely bred, she couldn't understand why she lost so many of them, When she grew up, she was not at all what I expected.
    I've got 10 coming from Ideal this year, so maybe next spring...........I'll hatch some myself..
     
  8. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    No, they're not mixed with buttercups. Their combs are actually like an oversized rosecomb, but very jagged and lumpy. (image from feathersite - )

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    They're a very old english breed, more can be read here: http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGP/Redcap/BRKRedcap.html

    Ever since I saw the illustration of them in Murray McMurray a year ago, I was very interested - But found out they look nothing like the illustration. They're more of a BBR than that red they show.

    NancyinAlaska: Nice girl! I've never seen someone's MM redcap before.
     
  9. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    They are goreous chickens!!! Thanks for sharing!
     
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    NEK38583 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How did the ones you got from Ideal turn out ?

    Never mind I just seen where you ment this sping. Has anybody else ever got any from Ideal.
     
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