Are Some of My CX Actually Leghorns?!

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by JPinVT, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. JPinVT

    JPinVT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The kindergarten classes at my mom's school hatched chicks and ducks this year - cornish cross, white leghorns, and Pekins. I took some Pekins and some CX... or so I thought. This is our first go with meat birds, so at first I was explaining the size difference as the pullets being smaller than the cockerels. Now the size difference is really dramatic - the big ones are at least 3 times as big as the little ones, and the little ones look like normal chicks rather than meat monsters. Take a look at these pictures and tell me what you think - do I have white leghorns mixed in with my Cornish cross? They're about 2 1/2 weeks old in these photos.

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  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    Yes you do.
     
  3. JPinVT

    JPinVT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I figured, just wanted confirmation. So have I damaged the leghorns by feeding them high-protein broiler grower?
     
  4. MommaOrp

    MommaOrp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'd say you do, not sure about the damage though, sorry [​IMG]
     
  5. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    They will be fine. Most chick starters are fairly high protein anyway.
     
  6. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    they're fine. Looks like you have a leghorn boy and girl.
     
  7. JPinVT

    JPinVT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone! My co-worker is going to add my poor leghorns to her assorted flock of 3 week old layers. [​IMG]
     

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