I have not posted any pictures of the Black Laced BM cock-- but I agree his lacing is awesome-- which is why I'm still using him- even though he is not blue laced.
You mentioned a nice young bird of mine- and I do agree- he's a bit leggy--- they all are.. But they are also very late maturing- quite a lot like my original birds were as well. These could either be a little later maturing, or they'll be not quite as good... who knows? In my novice Opinion-- they all need shank, and type.
Here is two shots of the Dark Cornish cock-- while I agree he does not, and never has had any lacing anywhere-- none of my DC males do...
However, I have one really good bodied young bird- that looks like a male to me-- yet he's got lacing-- I'm think he must be sired by one of the BM project males-- and he really isn't a DC. We'll see how he develops-- but I think he's the best bodied young bird I have.
Here are two pictures of the Dark Cornish cock from this morning. He's been on a strict diet this summer- and in the white shed under lights. I have tried to get him to lose some serious weight as I did not want to lose him to the heat. I was getting worried about him, as he was not taking the heat very well, and he was weighing some where in the 15 pound-ish range. If you ask about his spurs-- I cut them off and this is regrowth-- he was tearing my hens up too bad.
I have not taken any pictures of him, as I've basically starved him all summer to get his weight down to a manageable number. It's my belief, one should not take pictures of livestock when they are not in pristine condition-- as poor pictures or poor fleshed animals do far more harm than good pictures will ever do good.
Here are a few additional pictures of a few of my other birds. Without looking at them, I can't remember what I took a picture of, and what I didn't. I do remember taking a picture of one of my original WLR Cornish females purchased from you.
I am getting ready to leave shortly with another load of crap. I'll be back tonight around dark, but otherwise I won't be here for several more hours, if you decide to come over. I think I should be back 4:30 or 5:00 ish.
Edited by kfacres - 10/15/12 at 10:28am
I have kept my three "white" cornish youngsters, and the quail here to take with me-- wherever I end up... as we cannot move into the new house for another 20 or 30 days.