cornish girls or boys?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by his_gal, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. his_gal

    his_gal New Egg

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    These were our first hatches. They will be 7 weeks Monday. The four darker ones are noticeably bigger than the three lighter colored ones; they were bigger when they hatched. Their mom is a red laced cornish (I think); our cornish roo is solid white. The man who gave them to us just called them "cornish" so we don't know if/what they might be crossed with. There are also other roos in the pen with them. Anyway, we're wondering if the chicks are girls or boys. Can anybody tell?

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  2. pidgey104

    pidgey104 Cochins R Us

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    2 and 3 are girls for sure not sure about 1 and what color are the others
     
  3. his_gal

    his_gal New Egg

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    Thank you! The chicks are all pictured. The four in the picture 4 are pretty much the color shown... a dark reddish brown. They are the ones which are much bigger than the other 3. The white one in picture 1 hatched the same day as the 4 bigger dark ones. The ones in picture 2 & 3 hatched 2 days later. However, the white one is the same smaller size as the light red ones are. (There was a RIR rooster in the pen with the cornish pair, as well as a brown leghorn rooster. We assume the cornish roo is daddy, but is it possible that one of the others is?)

    Here is a better shot of the white one (shown above in pic. 1)

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    Here you can get a better idea of the size difference in the smaller and larger chicks.
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    Last edited: Oct 22, 2010
  4. pinkyglory123

    pinkyglory123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know what it is but I LOVE those big clunky cornish legs![​IMG]
     
  5. his_gal

    his_gal New Egg

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    Anybody else have any ideas?
     

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