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!


Origins/History:

Class: English
Type: Large Fowl & Bantam
Size: Medium (6-7 lbs)
Rarity: Rare
Purpose: Egg-laying
Recognized Varieties: One variety: Reddish brown feathers tipped with black

Egg Facts:

Egg Laying: Good (3/wk)
Egg Color: White
Egg Size: Medium

Fancy Features:

Comb Type: Rose Comb
Crested: No
Feathered Legs: No
Number of Toes: 4

Suitability to Backyard Life:

Cold Hardiness: Hardy in winter
Heat Tolerance: Not especially heat hardy
Bears Confinement: Tolerates confinement
Especially Docile: No
Setter/Broody: No
Personality:

Related Products

6-Week-Old Pullet: Surprise Me!

6-Week-Old Pullet: Surprise Me!

In Stock
$37.99$31.95
Chick First Aid Kit

Chick First Aid Kit

In Stock
$29.95
Chick Jungle Gym (see size options)

Chick Jungle Gym (see size options)

In Stock
$20.95$18.95
Complete First Aid Kit for Poultry

Complete First Aid Kit for Poultry

In Stock
$59.95$49.95
Cozy Coop Heater

Cozy Coop Heater

In Stock
$54.99$33.99