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post #101 of 105
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Originally Posted by cherryblossom View Post
 

are dark cornish chickens the same as cornish X chickens except for the color?

 

Not at all. They grow just like a regular chicken. They lay but not as well. I average 7 a day with my 9 Dark Cornish and 2 that are not. They also set very well. Good setters brooders, setters and mothers. They do get bigger and are still great eating.

Howdy to all. Dark Cornish LF,  Cornish bantams, a few guineas and whatever else the coons didn't eat. Plus my quarter horses and Zebu. Have a DELIGHTFUL day.

       Every day above ground is a good day. Some people didn't get that privilege this morning.

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Howdy to all. Dark Cornish LF,  Cornish bantams, a few guineas and whatever else the coons didn't eat. Plus my quarter horses and Zebu. Have a DELIGHTFUL day.

       Every day above ground is a good day. Some people didn't get that privilege this morning.

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post #102 of 105
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Originally Posted by CLSranch View Post
 

 

Not at all. They grow just like a regular chicken. They lay but not as well. I average 7 a day with my 9 Dark Cornish and 2 that are not. They also set very well. Good setters brooders, setters and mothers. They do get bigger and are still great eating.


will the males older than 6 months ve to be separated?

post #103 of 105

Mine are not separated. They are rather low on the pecking order around other breeds. They are not aggressive. They don't breed as heavily as others so a few roosters more than other breeds doesn't hurt. They real show birds are short and stuby like Cornish X Rocks. I will not own those.

Howdy to all. Dark Cornish LF,  Cornish bantams, a few guineas and whatever else the coons didn't eat. Plus my quarter horses and Zebu. Have a DELIGHTFUL day.

       Every day above ground is a good day. Some people didn't get that privilege this morning.

Reply

Howdy to all. Dark Cornish LF,  Cornish bantams, a few guineas and whatever else the coons didn't eat. Plus my quarter horses and Zebu. Have a DELIGHTFUL day.

       Every day above ground is a good day. Some people didn't get that privilege this morning.

Reply
post #104 of 105
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Originally Posted by CLSranch View Post
 

Mine are not separated. They are rather low on the pecking order around other breeds. They are not aggressive. They don't breed as heavily as others so a few roosters more than other breeds doesn't hurt. They real show birds are short and stuby like Cornish X Rocks. I will not own those.

so no gameness left in them

post #105 of 105

No. Just some of the look if you don't go with the show quality birds. They're short and squatty.

Howdy to all. Dark Cornish LF,  Cornish bantams, a few guineas and whatever else the coons didn't eat. Plus my quarter horses and Zebu. Have a DELIGHTFUL day.

       Every day above ground is a good day. Some people didn't get that privilege this morning.

Reply

Howdy to all. Dark Cornish LF,  Cornish bantams, a few guineas and whatever else the coons didn't eat. Plus my quarter horses and Zebu. Have a DELIGHTFUL day.

       Every day above ground is a good day. Some people didn't get that privilege this morning.

Reply
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