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Are we Cornish Rocks? *UPDATE PG 13*

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Robin'sBrood, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    I got 6 three day old chicks from TSC on 3/20. They had their Cornish Rocks mixed in with all the other chicks [​IMG] so there is a good possibility that I have some meaties. 2 of the 4 yellow chicks that I got are growing quite a bit faster than everyone else. They are very "fleshy" looking. I also have an EE and a New Hamp Red in the brooder that are 5 days older than the yellow/white chicks. The EE and NHR are a little bit smaller than the white chicks.

    Here all the chicks are at 12 and 17 days old. Take a look and let me know what y'all think. TIA!

    All of the chicks...
    4 yellow/white mystery chicks, that could be Cornish Rocks, at 12 days old
    2 yellow/black(white/black) very small chicks, that might be Silver Lakenvelders, at 12 days old
    1 EE at 17 days old
    1 NHR at 17 days old


    The yellow/white chick between the 2 small chicks (top right) is quite a bit smaller than the other yellow/white chicks, and it isn't feathering out as fast either.


    3 of the 12 day old mystery whites with the 17 day old EE & NHR (12 day old SL? chick at top right)

    12 day old mystery white beside 17 day old EE


    Please say there aren't any Cornish Rocks! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2009

  2. danielbrown

    danielbrown Songster

    Feb 27, 2009
    Spartanburg, sc
    Do the mystery chicks feel heavier/beefier for there size than the others?
    Where in NC are you?
  3. ghulst

    ghulst Songster

    Aug 31, 2008
    Zeeland Michigan
    Look like cornish x to me.
  4. hensdeliverthegoods

    hensdeliverthegoods Songster

    Dec 18, 2007
    Catawba County, NC
    Oh yeah, look at the difference in size and structure of the yellow chicks - they are definetly Cornish X's.
  5. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    Quote:Yes. [​IMG]

    I'm near Raleigh. Why, do you want to take some meaties off my hands? [​IMG]
  6. mxpres

    mxpres Songster

    Jan 21, 2009
    I have 8 cornish X,,3 days old..look just like mine,they are bigger than your other chicks,I was at tractor supply yesterday and saw the same mix.whites were bigger by 1/3rd than the other chicks
  7. idealpoultry

    idealpoultry Official BYC Community Sponsor

    Sep 25, 2007
    Cameron, TX
    Most of the TSC stores get the following order or some combination of it.

    25 Cornish
    50 RIR St Runs
    100 Assorted St. Runs
    100 Assorted Pullets
    50 Bantams
    40 Ducks

    The numbers vary from store to store but those are the items. I can tell you a lot of the assorted in the Texas stores will be Gold Sex Links and White Leghorns.

  8. danielbrown

    danielbrown Songster

    Feb 27, 2009
    Spartanburg, sc
    Quote:yep, They're cornishX. [​IMG]

    Yea but Raleigh is a bit far to drive. [​IMG]
    oh well, I have some ordered for 4/06.
  9. raroo

    raroo Songster

    Nov 5, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    Well that's different, your chicks would be 13 days old now, right? Look at my chicks on day 15.


    Check out this massive full crop.

    Your chick aren't nearly that developed, and it took my chicks 9 days to get from what yours look like now, to the pics above. Mine were 6 days old when they looked like yours do.

    What does everyone else think of this?
  10. briana1975

    briana1975 Songster

    Feb 23, 2009
    Carleton Mi.
    I don't know if they are the cornish or not but they sure are big!

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