Any standard Cornish breeders?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by dancingbear, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. dancingbear

    dancingbear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm wanting to buy fertile eggs from standard Cornish, prefer dark, but would take any color, except white. I want to avoid hatchery run birds if at all possible.
    I'd appreciate any leads on finding some of these. Thanks!
     
  2. Southerngirl

    Southerngirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the dark cornish but it will be spring before I seperate them for breeding again. I will be posting on the eggs for sale or trade listing in spring. [​IMG]
     
  3. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    I have never found someone advertising to sell white cornish standard eggs or birds. One theory is they don't want us making our own cornish crosses....

    ... but, if you look broiler catalogs, the "Cornish" and "Rock" used to make broiler hybrids look utterly nothing like either a cornish or a rock. 50 years ago they did, but they're not within the same zip code to the standards.
     
  4. dancingbear

    dancingbear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yep. I know all that. That's why I'm searching for standard Cornish breeders. There are some in the UK, but that won't help me here.

    I'm hoping somebody raises SQ Cornish. I don't want white ones, anyway. I free-range my birds, any pure white birds I've had (unless we butchered them before the wildlife did) we lost to predators. My multi-colored and dark birds are usually just fine. The local predators don't seem to notice them as easily.

    Southerngirl, I sent you a PM, thanks!
     

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