Rhode island red vs Production red vs Cherry egger???? Which one?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jesse_levi, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. jesse_levi

    jesse_levi Out Of The Brooder

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    There is a lady in my area claiming to sell all 3 kinds:confused:
    Rhode island reds
    Production reds
    Cherry eggers
    Does anyone here have any preferences one way or the other? Or info on their dispositions?
    I'm just looking to buy a few (4-6) hens for my backyard as layers/pets.

    Thanks
     
  2. SummerChick

    SummerChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would look in the breeds section of BYC and decide which one you like. First ive ever heard of a cherry egger...interesting.
    I have friends who have production reds...very good layers is all i know of them.


    Good Luck!
     
  3. victoriamarie1138

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    Cherry egger? Would this be a bird that lays pink eggs or what...?
     
  4. jesse_levi

    jesse_levi Out Of The Brooder

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    I did some research and here is an excerpt from a local hatchery "Called Cherry Eggers because of the diversity of red shades of the plumage, they have been selectively bred from an original Rhode Island Red Hen X New Hampshire Red Rooster. The eggs Cherry Egger Chickens lay range in color from tans to brown. The eggs are not cherry colored as many might think. The Cherry Eggers can be sexed at 1 day with 90% accuracy by their pinfeathers".

    So I guess that they are similar to a production red except for them being able to be feather sexed.
     
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  5. SummerChick

    SummerChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Jessi... wish there was a picture of them..does anyone have a cherry egger and have pics to share?
     
  6. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:They should look about the same as a production red..

    Chris
     
  7. victoriamarie1138

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    Quote:Oh.... Not as exciting as they sound, then I guess. :p
     
  8. Chickanmanfromarkansas

    Chickanmanfromarkansas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cherry Eggers are excellent layers. I had some a few years back and they were just about an every day layer, most days anyway.
     
  9. slewis

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    I just bought 33 cherry eggers. They look a lot like a rhode island red, and a red sex-link. mine are only 9 weeks old, but everything I have ready has been good!
     
  10. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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