12+ eggs: SQ Dark Cornish over hatchery WLR Cornish

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  1. SteveH

    SteveH Songster

    Nov 10, 2009
    West/Central IL
    I miss calculated the days [​IMG] ; I'll close this auction at Midnight, Sunday, Central time, to get your eggs out on Monday morning!!!!!!!!
    Sorry for any problems this might cause; please PM me if the new ship date's a problem for the buyer.
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    Two WLRC pullets on either side of an EE hen.
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    This will be 12 eggs, plus extras if available, from hatchery quality white laced red Cornish pullets under two very nice cockerals from show stock. Chicks should be white laced red, but then they will produce both colors from future matings. They're penned with Ameraucana, EE, and CX hens, all under a CX cockeral and two Dark Cornish. Its possible the CX roo may have gotten one fertile, but has not so far. He would throw a very large white Cornish type if he ever produces off these girls.

    The EE all produce green eggs, the Ameraucana have never been seperated but I assume all are laying blue, and the CX hens are not laying. If by some chance a pure Ameraucana is laying a tan egg, you could possibly get an Dark Cornish/Ameraucana cross; but this would be very unlikely. I've waited untill the last dozen eggs cracked showed 100% fertility before offering them at auction.

    Eggs will be packaged with care in bubble wrap and sent Priority Mail the Monday after the auction closes; providing I receive payment which will be accepted by Paypal only. Buyer accepts the risk of damage done during shipping and hatch rate.
     
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2011
  2. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    I got outbid again! These birds are going to be great . . . something tells me this aution is going to go nuts at the end!
     
  3. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    OOOh STEVE-you tease!!!

    So these ( excuse my ignorance) are meat birds per say?? I see the breats in those photos and think [​IMG] am I right?
     
  4. ParadisePoultry

    ParadisePoultry Hey, I'm WALKIN' here !

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    So, are you breeding these for meat birds then? Sounds like a great idea to me.
     
  5. SteveH

    SteveH Songster

    Nov 10, 2009
    West/Central IL
    Quote:Show quality Cornish are the ultimate meat bird breed, though very slow growing. I've only been able find the two, SQ, Cornish; they're not only hard to find but the breeders seem inclined to sell only to other, already estasblished breeders. I'm doing some crosses to develope a larger, meatier, blue/green egg layer. The easily obtainable hatchery quality were intended to cross with a CX; it hasn't happened yet....................... though I do have some huge, white, crosses of a white Ameraucana over CX hens. Since it's nearly impossible to find show quality Cornish eggs. I'm offering these so people can at least get a start towards breeding them up from hatchery quality. I'll be keeping a few, plus some DC/Ameraucana crosses, as future breeders in my blue/green layer project. The DC/Ameraucan and EE crosses are offered here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=465603
     
  6. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:Show quality Cornish are the ultimate meat bird breed, though very slow growing. I've only been able find the two, SQ, Cornish; they're not only hard to find but the breeders seem inclined to sell only to other, already estasblished breeders. I'm doing some crosses to develope a larger, meatier, blue/green egg layer. The easily obtainable hatchery quality were intended to cross with a CX; it hasn't happened yet....................... though I do have some huge, white, crosses of a white Ameraucana over CX hens. Since it's nearly impossible to find show quality Cornish eggs. I'm offering these so people can at least get a start towards breeding them up from hatchery quality. I'll be keeping a few, plus some DC/Ameraucana crosses, as future breeders in my blue/green layer project. The DC/Ameraucan and EE crosses are offered here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=465603

    Very nice Steve, How long do they take to mature enough to butcher/process? I hate to sound so cold but it is what it is:) How are they free ranging??
     
  7. SteveH

    SteveH Songster

    Nov 10, 2009
    West/Central IL
    Quote:The breeder I purchased them from says she sells her culls at 6 months, and to only one individual who takes all she can provide; and he reports they average 6 lbs, dessed, at that age. Those pictures were taken at 6 months for one and 7 for the other. I'm certain her birds are raised on high protein diets for optimum growth and show appearance.

    The hatchery bred pullets are terrific foragers and will leave feed to go scratch; these two cockerals do go forage even with commercial feed in the trough, but I've only seen them do a little actual scratching for seed and roots. [No bugs around here in the winter since I've had them LOL] I suspect their short, wide set legs are not well suited for scratching [probably simular to Dorkings in that respect] but they do travel their pen as well as any looking for forage. Late this winter I fed oat grass, sprouted inside, in containers of the the sandy soil I'm living on; those two boys always seem to be the major feeders when its offered, and remain to bill through the soil to get all of the oats and roots after the grass is gone.
     
  8. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    I'm starting to get excited! [​IMG]
     
  9. SteveH

    SteveH Songster

    Nov 10, 2009
    West/Central IL
    BTW......................... the Ameraucana and EE in this pen have all laid one egg per day on several occassions now.............. as have the WLRC............... all are now accounted for.
     
  10. SteveH

    SteveH Songster

    Nov 10, 2009
    West/Central IL
    Sorry folks, can't find a way to close the auction [​IMG]
     

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