Cornish questions

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by horseyjess, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. horseyjess

    horseyjess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am 99% that I have a bunch of Dark Cornish in this batch of chicks from MCMurray! I am thinking that there are about 8 of them. I need to start cutting down my numbers someone wants some hens she doesnt care what breed. I know these arent prolific egg layers but as long as they will that is ok with her. How can I tell the Roos from the Pulletts at 8-9 weeks this pea comb thing is a pain in the rump! It seems like some have more brown in them then others... Anyone have any pics to help me figure this out I know I have a bunch of EEs that I am having this same problem with so I am calling most Roos... Any pics would be great !!
     
  2. Ryu

    Ryu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first thing I see on my darks in the shape of the juvenile feathers coming in on the saddle (pointed male, round female). The next thing I look at is the feathering on the chest. Hens will have a mottled look, males are solid.

    It is very hard to tell the youngsters apart at a young age. I will see if I have any photos.
     
  3. horseyjess

    horseyjess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Appreciate it!! Thanks
     
  4. spangledcornish

    spangledcornish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    males and females will have very distinct color differnces as the feather, females will be laced and the males will be black in color with bay on the primarys in the wings, feel free to vist www.acahadypoultry.com to view pictures of our cornish
     

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