Am I a Cornish X or a leghorn?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Kaitie09, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. Kaitie09

    Kaitie09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Butchering day is tomorrow and I am really on the fence about one bird. I cannot tell if she is really a cornish, or a leghorn. Please let me know what everyone thinks she is.
     
  2. JenniferNgo

    JenniferNgo Out Of The Brooder

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    Her legs look cornish to me. Just processed 8 of ours! YUMM!!
     
  3. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how old is she? Leghorns should have massive combs...I would say cornish x but I don't have any experience with meat birds
     
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  4. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    Cornish x for sure.
     
  5. purelypoultry

    purelypoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely a Cornish cross.
     
  6. Kaitie09

    Kaitie09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you everyone! now I won't feel bad about killing her tomorrow.
     
  7. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    As someone who has processed hundreds of Cornish, these birds look like niether certainly not Cornish X's. a mixed breed of a decent size and unknown origin is the most likely guess.
     
  8. Kaitie09

    Kaitie09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered them from Meyers. They look brown because it has been raining heavily here for 4 days and they all decided to lay outside in the mud. They actually look much better than yesterday, when you could hardly see any white feathers.
     
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  9. Darin115

    Darin115 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have to agree. They don't look like cornish x. Mine look like walking blimps. But I am not as experienced as most.

    How much do they weigh? Some picture angles can be misleading.


    Darin
     
  10. kfacres

    kfacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they most certainly are not leghorns.... but on the same note, they are not cornish cross that are ready to eat. They could be young cornish x- maybe 4 weeks old- you can tell the males from the females-- but they aren't ready to eat. comparing to the 2"x4" welded wire behind them... they can't be much more than 6-8" tall at the head.
     

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