Cornish color ?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by dougw3, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. dougw3

    dougw3 New Egg

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    Hello I have been raising standard and bantam cornish for about 3 years , just recently bought some standard whites ,was curious if anyone here has used a white rooster on a dark cornish hen ? what was the result .Good idea or bad ?
    Thanks
    Doug
     
  2. big medicine

    big medicine custom Brahmas

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    From my experience, large fowl white cornish are recessive white, usually covering double lacing(dark cornish). So all first generation chicks should look like normal darks, but will be carrying a copy of recessive white. Which if breed back to white, or each other, will produce a percentage of white chicks. I imagine this has taken place many times over the years.
     
  3. dougw3

    dougw3 New Egg

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    Thanks for the reply Big Medicine I don't think I am going try it was just curious
     

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