Blue Headed pure Cornish?

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  1. primal woman

    primal woman Out Of The Brooder

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    Attached are pictures of Cornish I hatched. The blue headed one; what gives? Anyone know? I also attached a pic of it when it was younger....downless. (discussed on another post) Seems these combs are a bit different from each other, but they are so young. Can anyone tell the sexes of these chicks despite the poor pictures? (moving, hence they are in a cage)

    They are all pure White Laced Cornish

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  2. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
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    If I remember correctly you got these at a feed store?
     
  3. primal woman

    primal woman Out Of The Brooder

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    No, I hatched them out of my white laced reds. I got those from someone else who did NOT get them from a feed store. I would not think feed stores would sell pure Cornish!
     
  4. ReikiStar

    ReikiStar Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't know where the blue came from but it's beeutiful! Want to get a Dark Cornish but this is even prettier! Lucky you! [​IMG] Wonder if it will keep it the blue head once it gets its adult feathers. Funky about being down-less. This chick has just a been a mystery all along.
     
  5. pepper48_98

    pepper48_98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have hatched several WLR chicks this year and have had a few that have a blueish tent to them but when they molt they have lost most of it. I haven't had one with a blue head as of yet.
     
  6. big medicine

    big medicine custom Brahmas

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    I would be curious to see some pictures of the parents.
     
  7. primal woman

    primal woman Out Of The Brooder

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    As you can tell, they are not show birds. But I am not into showing chickens or having to AI breed chickens. But this hen and rooster are supposed to be full White Laced Red Cornish. I don't claim to know everything, but if someone wants to kindly in a non derogatory way inform me they are not pure, then go ahead.

    the hens mother was much darker. Perhaps this hen is what you guys call a jubilee? I don't know, but she is much lighter than her mother was. I caught her mother eating an egg in a nest so she never had a chance to digest that egg!
     
  8. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
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    I must have misread what you said before, they look really awesome in the pics.
     
  9. RareBreedFancier

    RareBreedFancier Surrounded by Broodies

    Nov 5, 2010
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    Very nice!

    Does the hen look greyish white to you like she does in the pic? Are those a couple of darker feathers on her leg?

    I'm thinking she could be a splash laced red instead of white laced red, that would give you blue chicks. I don't know if you have those over here but I've seen pics of them over here and they are very pretty. [​IMG]

    You'll have to post pics of the surprise chick as it grows. [​IMG]
     
  10. primal woman

    primal woman Out Of The Brooder

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    These are the same two parent birds I offered for sale some months back Katy.

    Also, it does not seem like her feathers are less white than his and I don't see any colored feathers on her legs. The current pictures I am posting now are after living cooped up for three weeks due to living in a rental and not being able to take care of a resident momma fox. The outdoor pictures were free range; NO man made feeds. Indoor shots are fed man made food. (in other words; crap)
    Hard to find a good picture to send with that sun shining into coop like it is this early AM. Will post some and then also more of the chicks. As you can see, I get white ones too. I too would not be surprised to see the blue head go away. I'll try to take pictures as it gets older as well. Curious minds wonder...as I do too.



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