what is a red cap and should I buy some?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by awalters0815, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. awalters0815

    awalters0815 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2010
    Plainfield, IN
    In addition to my post about houdans, I can also purchase two or 3 red caps, and I know nothing about them either. Is 12 bucks each a good price and are they good birds?
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Red Caps are another originally really rare breed in which most nowadays come from hatcheries. They're a neat breed, but I really don't know much on their egg laying or meat qualities. They're a partridge colored chicken with a huge rosecomb, hence their name "Red Cap."

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