umm whats a cherry egger?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Loretta212, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. Loretta212

    Loretta212 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 27, 2011
    Meriden ct
    so i got some eggs in the mail today and the breeds were written on them and a few say cherry egger? what on earth is a cherry egger?
  2. sunnyvera

    sunnyvera Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2010
    NE Ohio
    My sister got some last year from a hatchery - they are egg-laying machines. Just a mutt, I suppose developed just to lay brown eggs. Who knows how they name these things.
  3. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2010
    Nenana, AK
    Cherry egger is a name used by a hatchery for one of its red sexlink "breeds".
  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    A kind of production red mutt. Don't know about the sexlink part though. Reported to be excellent layers.
  5. HallFamilyFarm

    HallFamilyFarm APA ETL#195

    Jan 25, 2010
    Monticello, Arkansas
    Actually a Cherry Egger is a cross between a Rhode Island Red and a New Hampshire. Some hatcheries just sell them as a Rhode Island Red or Production Reds. the only hatchery I could locate listing them as Cherry Eggers was Cackle. Below is their descriptions and links to their websites.

    Here are some links to what the hatcheries describe them:
    Production Reds are a brown egg layer that was developed for efficient production of large brown eggs. Crosses utilizing Rhode Island Reds and New Hampshire Reds were used in the development of this breed, which is Ideal's most efficient producer of large brown eggs. Since they have brittle feathers and because their body size is relatively small for the size eggs that they produce, they are more susceptible to cannibalism and are not recommended for high-density wire laying facilities.
    Cherry Egger Chickens are a combination of different breeds to produce an egg production chicken which lays big brown eggs and they are good winter layers. They are well known for their laying ability and hardiness.
    The Production Red Chicken is very similar to a Rhode Island Red Chicken only lighter in color. They were bred to be a commercial laying chicken. The plumage color can vary from a red-dark red to a light red. They are a vigorous, hearty chicken that lays lots of brown eggs.
    This is one of the most famous and all time popular breeds of truly American chickens. Developed in the early part of this century in the state of the same name, they have maintained their reputation as a dual purpose fowl through the years. Outstanding for production qualities, they have led the contests for brown egg layers time after time. No other heavy breed lays more or better eggs than the Rhode Island Reds. Our "production" strain is keeping up the fine reputation of this old favorite. Baby chicks are a rusty red color and the mature birds are a variety of mahogany red.
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Basically an orange colored production bred mutt. [​IMG]
  7. HallFamilyFarm

    HallFamilyFarm APA ETL#195

    Jan 25, 2010
    Monticello, Arkansas
    No! More of a brownish-red colored production bred, high output layer....MUTT!

    But makes a great backyard layer...if you don't mind buying new birds every year or two to replace the egg bound ones that die.

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