Redcaps

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BantyHugger, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Ponder
    I've seen this breed on some websites. For the life of me i can't find any pictures of what they really look like. Anyone got these mystery birds? here's a description:

    Redcap
    Redcaps (or Red Caps, as some people spell them) are a dual purpose chicken breed from England distinguished by their huge rose combs. Unlike most chickens with red earlobes, the Redcap lays white eggs! Redcaps are good foragers and they're very hardy, so it is a shame that this breed is now nearing extinction. Fortunately some of the major U.S. hatcheries carry them, so it's still possible to save this breed!
     
  2. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass

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