Cornish Cross skin color

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by cromschickens, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. cromschickens

    cromschickens Out Of The Brooder

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    I am new to meat birds, and have 10 cornish crosses that are 4 weeks old and have good feather coverage. The question I have is about skin color, as mine are a deep red. Just wondering if this is normal or should be cause for concern. Any and all information is greatly appreciated. THANKS
     
  2. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Deep red sounds like some sort of irritation. They usually are kinda pink to dark pink looking.
     
  3. cromschickens

    cromschickens Out Of The Brooder

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    you could describe this as a very dark pink. Thanks for the information, I should get a picture up. Thanks again.
     
  4. KBlue

    KBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah, a picture would help.
     
  5. the_great_snag

    the_great_snag Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look pretty dark compared to how they do on the store shelves. As long as they are healthy I'm sure they are fine. Remember they are still full of blood. [​IMG]
     

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