3 month old cornish-cross...male or female?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chicken8, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. chicken8

    chicken8 Out Of The Brooder

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    Somebody gave this bird today. I think it is about 3-4 months old. Is it a male or female? It's my first corn-x, so I'm kind of clueless.

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  2. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is this the Cornish crossed with White Plymouth Rock that they use for commercial meat chickens?
     
  3. chicken8

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    I'm 99% sure it is the ubiquitous production meat bird you see all over. That's the cornish-white rock, correct?
     
  4. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, a Light Cornish crossed with a White Plymouth Rock.

    From what I understand, those commercial meat birds are supposed to have too large a chest to breed naturally and are not good egg layers. They also usually do not live long. They are usually butchered at about 8 weeks old.

    Are you planning to keep the chicken or butcher it?
     
  5. chicken8

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    I'm planning to eat it next week. I may stretch that out a few more weeks to go for maximum size. Knowing the sex is just for my personal interest.
     
  6. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see. I was wondering why you wanted to know the gender of a Cornish cross.

    I have never seen a Cornish cross older than 8 weeks old. They are all big, though.
     

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