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Subscribing. Love the progress you made with these birds and really like the Cockerel in the last pic. At least from the top I do lol!
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Thank you! I am pleased with the birds and the progress made. Tail sets are a bit high, and shanks a bit longer than Id like. But over all Im very happy with their "Type and Bone"..... They have very good size and fast growth for a heritage breed. Huge legs, full breasts, and good heads too. I live in Kansas and we have managed to weather winter good so far....No frost bite or losses at all, even with -10 with strong winds.... It got above freezing for the first time in a week today. Seemed really nice at 40 degs... Im tired of keeping water thawed to all those pens. Well, I'm crossing my fingers in hope of a early spring!! Then it all starts over again..... ;-)

 

 

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Thank you! I am pleased with the birds and the progress made. Tail sets are a bit high, and shanks a bit longer than Id like. But over all Im very happy with their "Type and Bone"..... They have very good size and fast growth for a heritage breed. Huge legs, full breasts, and good heads too. I live in Kansas and we have managed to weather winter good so far....No frost bite or losses at all, even with -10 with strong winds.... It got above freezing for the first time in a week today. Seemed really nice at 40 degs... Im tired of keeping water thawed to all those pens. Well, I'm crossing my fingers in hope of a early spring!! Then it all starts over again..... ;-)

If you ever need another person to help breed your line let me know. Breeding poultry is my only hobby and I and starting with Buckeyes this spring!


Here's two birds from some of my stock.

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Well its that time of the year and we'll be looking for those first eggs of the year soon. I set my first test hatch from the white cornish pens march 8th last year. I have three breeding pen set up again this year, of 4 pullets each. I have one pen I held over from last year, the rest are pullets and cockerels. The cockerels are starting to do their breeding dances but dont have much "game" as of yet ;-)... I have high hopes of hatching a truck load of these this year. Get my brooders full first and foremost.  Maybe sell a few chicks/eggs too.

 Every year some bandits show up on ebay with poor stock and sell them for stupid high prices..... Always makes my sphincter clinch seeing this quality of stock being sold at extreme prices.... scroll down and the auction can still be seen for a while....

 

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/30-White-Cornish-Chicken-Pure-Standard-Breed-Eggs-For-Hatching-/122354950889?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&nma=true&si=cF8ryK3FwaC%252B78li0DUpOx5qNcM%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc


Edited by Fat Daddy - 2/27/17 at 11:03am

 

 

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Well its that time of the year and we'll be looking for those first eggs of the year soon. I set my first test hatch from the white cornish pens march 8th last year. I have three breeding pen set up again this year, of 4 pullets each. I have one pen I held over from last year, the rest are pullets and cockerels. The cockerels are starting to do their breeding dances but dont have much "game" as of yet ;-)... I have high hopes of hatching a truck load of these this year. Get my brooders full first and foremost.  Maybe sell a few chicks/eggs too.

 Every year some bandits show up on ebay with poor stock and sell them for stupid high prices..... Always makes my sphincter clinch seeing this quality of stock being sold at extreme prices.... scroll down and the auction can still be seen for a while....

 

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/30-White-Cornish-Chicken-Pure-Standard-Breed-Eggs-For-Hatching-/122354950889?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&nma=true&si=cF8ryK3FwaC%252B78li0DUpOx5qNcM%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc


Yup. I watched that auction closely. Me and 8 other people according to eBay. If they would have had good pictures of solid stock and been willing to sell a dozen eggs, they would have easily commanded $10 per egg. BUT, its hard to pay $10 per egg when you literally have no idea what the stock looks like because the lister posts 3 pitiful pics in which 2 of the pics are the same young male from above and one is a picture of a single overbred female. The $175 shipping was ridiculous too. Even the mega-breeders don't charge that as a rule. 

 

I'm sure there are many of us who would be happy with those prices for your stock though. An auction thread for your eggs or chicks would make several people happy I'm sure! :D 


Edited by TabITSWD - 2/27/17 at 11:33am
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I would watch that auction.

 

Wishing this color Cornish would have a recovery surge and a lot more responsible breeders breeding to type. Not the single comb whatevers that that guy was masquerading as Cornish.

 

I loved my Cornishes. Dark and WLR. They made the best mothers in the flock. Not my best brooders,that was a partridge chantecler hen, but better than the RIR and Delawares by far. Great roosters too. 

 

I never could find the whites. The Hmong buyers always wanted the pure white birds in my flock for meat and I thought white cornish would be perfect for that market. I'm anti commercial cornishX. So I ended up trying white Chanteclers, Rhode Island whites and, White Rocks. I still would love a flock of white pure Cornish but I won't pay $10 for an egg. Birds are another matter. I would love to see what pairs, trios, and quads would auction for on BYC. Hatching egg auctions I'm not sure I'll ever get. Too much risk in my opinion.

 

If ever quality stock is available...SJ wants.:fl

post #97 of 127
Good luck with the breeding season FD

Will be interesting to see if you get any improvements on what is already great weight and growth rates. 👍

It's too cold here as well but fingers crossed mine will be laying soon.
And with a bit of luck might get somewhere near yours 😉
Edited by Dave C - 3/2/17 at 10:29am
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Well its that time of the year and we'll be looking for those first eggs of the year soon. I set my first test hatch from the white cornish pens march 8th last year. I have three breeding pen set up again this year, of 4 pullets each. I have one pen I held over from last year, the rest are pullets and cockerels. The cockerels are starting to do their breeding dances but dont have much "game" as of yet ;-)... I have high hopes of hatching a truck load of these this year. Get my brooders full first and foremost.  Maybe sell a few chicks/eggs too.
 Every year some bandits show up on ebay with poor stock and sell them for stupid high prices..... Always makes my sphincter clinch seeing this quality of stock being sold at extreme prices.... scroll down and the auction can still be seen for a while....


http://www.ebay.com/itm/30-White-Cornish-Chicken-Pure-Standard-Breed-Eggs-For-Hatching-/122354950889?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&nma=true&si=cF8ryK3FwaC%252B78li0DUpOx5qNcM%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc
I've been looking for some good quality Whites forever and just about choked on my coffee when I saw the price on that auction.
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He has sold at least 3 "Buy it now" auctions at this point using the same pix and description. It does not appear that any one has left feedback say'n they actually received any eggs yet thou... The highest white Cornish eggs Iv seen sell on eBay were $455
a dozen several years ago... quite a few above $350 a dozen.... They appeared to be much better stock from a seller with a trackable history. I have bid on several above $300 but the highest Iv ever actually won was $212 a dozen. He sent 24 eggs, 3 hatched..... Cornish eggs are famous for not shipping well...

 

 

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He has sold at least 3 "Buy it now" auctions at this point using the same pix and description. It does not appear that any one has left feedback say'n they actually received any eggs yet thou... The highest white Cornish eggs Iv seen sell on eBay were $455
a dozen several years ago... quite a few above $350 a dozen.... They appeared to be much better stock from a seller with a trackable history. I have bid on several above $300 but the highest Iv ever actually won was $212 a dozen. He sent 24 eggs, 3 hatched..... Cornish eggs are famous for not shipping well...

 

What part of KS are you in?  I live there too and am looking into getting a few chickens.

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