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post #61 of 87

I know this thread is old, but was anyone successful in obtaining some quality LF White Cornish?  If so, where did you them and were you happy with them?

post #62 of 87

a few questions. obviously they are strong enough to breed and become breeding age, are yours able to withstand say texas weather for breeding and raisingchicks.if so what are their dress out weights and how long does it take to grow to that weight? im skittish on cornish game because ive heard so much about how these birds have alot of problems and very suseptible to desease and all kinds of stuff that would normally scare you away from even bringing some home to raise.

post #63 of 87
Join facebook,then join the the SOP Cornish group,and Cornish Only. There are are some great breeders of LF Cornish
post #64 of 87
The dark Cornish that I have are very hardy birds. They go broody at the drop of a hat.I would urge anyone interested in the Cornish breed to join some of the Cornish clubs.There is a wealth of information to be gained from the people who raise these birds. Alot of the misinformation has to do with the Cx (cornish cross) these birds can be raised successfully, IF feed is STRICTLY Controlled.
Ive got Dark Cornish, welp slow grow Cx as well as the normal Cx. I like them all and have made some outstanding hybrids. I wish well and good luck
post #65 of 87
I live in southeast Texas,the heat and humidity has not been a problem for my birds. They have shade and plenty of fresh water.
post #66 of 87

what is in your slow grow crosses breed wise

post #67 of 87
The Cx are cross between two strains,one Lf White Cornish and White Plymouth Rocks. When the broilers were being developed they had different lines of birds with different growth characteristics. The slow grow Cx are one such strain. They do not exhibit the explosive growth nor do they have the problems that are brought on by the rapid growth. It's not necessary to restrict their feed. They typically take twice the time
(In my experience) to reach the slaughter weight of 5 to six lbs. Im currently working with crosses of these birds in an attempt to maintain the growth rate as well as being a sustainable bird.(read no more hatcheries)
post #68 of 87

aye captian im not for the hatchery product now that ive seen what the breeds are capable of

post #69 of 87
You learned faster than I did.
post #70 of 87
Originally Posted by elevatedruby View Post

what is in your slow grow crosses breed wise
The breeds that have been crossed to date are as follows,silver dorkings,black copper marrans,barred rocks,dark cornish,easter egger and welps slow grow broilers. The crosses have went both ways. Im waiting to see how these birds turn out.
I eliminated all the above roosters from the above crosses (not the f1)
I've since placed 4 saipan roosters into the above mix.
At this time I have around 50 chicks with aforementioned breeds.
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