Cornish Thread

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Jx2inNC, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. Cedarknob

    Cedarknob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no doubt that paying a membership fee to the ICBA will have its benefits, but having my name on the list will not make me a breeder or even an owner of Cornish.

    I don't recall ever reading anyone slandering your birds. I've never seen a picture of the offspring, so can not comment on them on them even if wanted to. I think it possible to breed a hatchery Cornish up in quality, especially by using breeding quality Cornish like your one DC bred into them, but it would take longer and cost me more money to get one bred to what I think of as breeder quality than I want to invest. I suppose the term 'breeder quality' has different meanings to different people.

    Personally I do not call myself a breeder, though I am breeding what I consider a few pretty good Cornish. To each their own at promotion, but until I can get to a few shows with a number of quality Cornish to compete against and let some qualified judges make a decision as to where my stand, I like simply to breed to suit my own eye and put my bird's pictures up for inspection for people to look at. P.T. Barnam never said "A new sucker is born every minute." [as sometimes falsely credited] but was a big promoter. However, he put on a good enough circus that many of the same people came back and bought tickets the next year or told others about the good show. I'm not much of a promoter, being nearly as likely to point out something I don't like on my own birds as something I like. I figure a quality Cornish needs no promotion other than letting anyone looking for and knowing quality Cornish see it. If I started promoting some of my current batch of hatchery sourced and crossbred Cornish as 'real' Cornish or 'breeder quality' Cornish, I believe I could sell them to newbies in good numbers because some do show a lot of Cornish influence. I also believe that anyone serious about breeding Cornish is going to either be offended that I called them Cornish, or amused that I consider them good quality, and certainly not likely to sell to me or buy from me.
     
  2. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    The point was, don't call them Cornish if the arey crossed. Plus, this thread is supposed to be for Cornish, not crosses. All this bickering is really beside the point. All Walt was doing was clarifying so someone doesn't get the wrong idea that a Cornish/EE mix is not a true cornish. I'm not sure how anyone can argue that it is, no matter their personal breeding background.

    Lay off, kf. You've even gotten Cedarknob to say something not kind, and that's an accomplishment. While your antics can be entertaining, they no longer are in this instance.
     
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  3. kfacres

    kfacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have produced several state and national champion Oxford sheep, as well as getting more powerful by the day herd of shorthorns, and red maines. This group of shorthorns produced a heifer in the early 90s that remains as the only 2 time national champion female to date.

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  4. fowlman01

    fowlman01 Overrun With Chickens

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    some Dark Cornish Bantams

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    Walt
     
  5. Cedarknob

    Cedarknob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for letting us see her.

    I am curious as to why Jones and Leonard quit breeding LF Cornish, at one time someone "borrowed" the pic of the WLR pullet you have on your site to represent theirs, and I searched the web long enough looking for good Cornish to find the same picture on an old show results listing. LOL
     
  6. aviangems

    aviangems Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Walt,

    I will get buffs on point. I already took first in crossroads beating 4 other buffs from California.


     
  7. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Nice head! Sure is hard to keep the eye colour though isn't it? I know! Start a PROJECT to work on it. Maybe if you crossed in an Embden. I love that there are no mutts here, just projects. Also some people whose knickers are a bit tight-makes them testy.
     
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  8. fowlman01

    fowlman01 Overrun With Chickens

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    The eye color is so hard that some people want to change it. I think the ABA and APA are in agreement to leave it the way it is in each Standard.

    Walt
     
  9. fowlman01

    fowlman01 Overrun With Chickens

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    They were probably Chris's. Again...hats off to you for taking on such a difficult color with such a difficult breed.

    Walt
     
  10. fowlman01

    fowlman01 Overrun With Chickens

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    I started the WLR Cornish here and Bob kept them going, but we both had too many birds and someting had to go. The WLR take a lot of breeding to get them to where we wanted them. To do that color justice I don't think you can do anyhting else.....not if you want them right and that is what we try to do. We gave them to someone we thought would keep them up, but they went to pot pretty quick. Gary Agaginian has some good LF Cornish in white and WLR.

    Lots of people "borrow" our pics and when I catch them I give them the chance to send us $2000.00 or we go to small claims court here in Santa Rosa, which is pretty inconvenient for most folks....so they take it down. They don't even bother to take the copyright sign off the pictures. They are protected by copyright.
    I guess this is a compliment of sorts.

    Walt
     

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