Can you tell if this bird is a Leghorn or Cornish cross?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Bantu, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. Bantu

    Bantu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I lost half my flock to coyotes and I went to a local farm store and bought a couple of sexed pullets and 3 " meat " birds to try. I have never raised cornish cross and don't know what to expect, but these little turds are flighty and difficult to keep in the brooder. The feed store had some Ideal 236 or something. Any advice or is it a wait and see?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    It's a wait and see, but they do not have the hefty look of Cornish X.
     
  3. Silvia2234

    Silvia2234 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'd wait and see how they grow.
     
  4. dolly85

    dolly85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A white rock is a possibility as well. They look too wide for a leghorn but I'm not getting a cornish cross feel from those chicks either. Another week or two of development will help. My white rock is much wider then my leghorn crosses but nothing like a cornish cross.
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    don't look like Cornish x to me either. Put a wire top on your brooder so they don't jump or fall out and get injured or worse.
     
  6. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ideal 236 is a laying breed from Ideal Hatchery. They are bred from a combination of Leghorn lines. High efficiency layer, slightly heavier than typical Leghorns, and should lay longer than typical Leghorns. If they are flighty "wild" they are likely the Ideal 236.
     
  7. Bantu

    Bantu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking along the those lines. I just wish I would have told me they didn't know. That way at least I could make the choice. I wanted to try meat birds. :barnie
    They are flighty. One was clear across the room perched on my sewing chair. Lol.
    Wire top is now in place.
     
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  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed
     

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