Another breed question

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by game hen, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. game hen

    game hen New Egg

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    Forty years ago I had a couple of these
    banty' chickens. 'I would like to know what they were.
    I hope I've attached my very simplistic pencil drawing.
    The bird was dark brown and copper color. What I really remember is the legs were so far apart and the breasts/thighs and legs were HUGE for such a little bird.
    I'd like to have some of these birds in my 'retirement' hobby.
    Hopefully the drawing works for you.[​IMG]
     
  2. Irishhenman

    Irishhenman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a Cornish/Indian game bantams
     
  3. coorusu

    coorusu Out Of The Brooder

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    i agree with irishhenman. we have an indian game bantie at our place, and she's so fat for her little size. we call her the hobbit. :)
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    What you're looking for is called a Dark Cornish, not to be confused with the Cornish cross meat birds. I'm not sure right off who sells them in bantam size, here's a link to McMurray's large fowl

    http://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/dark_cornish.html
     
  5. lizanne

    lizanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My parents have a dark cornish from Mc Murray. She looks little, and kind of squatty, but boy is she heavy.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Your birds were probably Dark Cornish.
     
  7. game hen

    game hen New Egg

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    Thank you all for your replies.
    Yes indeed the birds were 'dark cornish'.
     

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