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Derbyshire Redcap Chicken

Overall satisfaction

4.25/5

Acquired: Bred animal myself

Gender: Male

Appearance

5/5

Temperament

2/5

Hen brooding behavior

2/5

Foraging ability

3/5

Tolerance for heat

2/5

Tolerance for cold

1/5

Meat quantity

2/5

Egg quantity

1/5

Large eggs

1/5

Colorful eggs

1/5

Red Cap Chickens

By

United States

Posted Jul 26, 2014

Red cap chickens are a rarer breed. There were not listed so I stuck this review under the closest I could find. Red caps are very hard to come by as chicks. I came across a pair years ago and always manage to put a few eggs in the incubator each year. They are different in that their combs have several points and are wider than normal.
They are medium sized birds. The males can grow as heavy as 5 lbs. They lay medium sized white eggs. Once in a great while a hen will lay whitish eggs.
These birds are not very hardy. The chicks get sick a lot. Antibiotics are a must to have around with this breed.
The males can get aggressive and they do grow very long spurs. I would only keep one male of this breed. They do not get along well with other breeds and it is best to have them in a pen by themselves.

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