Cornish Thread

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

  1. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Was at a small APA/ABA show yesterday. I was beside myself. A fella had some pretty nice looking cornish but they had leg mites scales like you just wouldn't believe.
     
  2. machoman

    machoman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Need some advice about my Large Fowl Dark Cornish. Born in 10/11. I suspected they were bantam, but contacted the hatchery with a photo and they said LF and they just grow at a slower rate.

    She's still smaller than the others, but has proven to be a fantastic mother. Her eggs are small, more like bantam size, definitely not even as big as small eggs available at grocery stores. She's been laying since April. Is this typical of the breed?
     
  3. Cedarknob

    Cedarknob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Machoman, the standard for large fowl Cornish calls for 6 1/2 lb pullets, 8 lb hens. What experience I've had with those sold by a hatchery as Cornish is that they were slow to grow and never got to 8 lbs as 2 year olds. They actually did not look much like Cornish, but had a body shaped more like a dual purpose breed would look. They were pretty fair layers of small eggs [maybe 4 per week and kept it up for a long while] , but had far less meat than true Cornish do. The true Cornish have a body shape that isn't beneficial towards egg production, and it would simply not be possible to hatch chicks from true large fowl Cornish and sell them at hatchery prices.
     
  4. machoman

    machoman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank You, Cedarknob.

    This sounds like my hen. She is not heavy, in fact my Production Red is heavier. Her breast look big, but her weight doesn't feel heavy. She hatched out 13 chicks 3 months ago and they're LF dark cornish/Buff Orpington. I was hopeful this would be a good meat bird, but am not so sure now. She just hatched out another 7 or so today and she's the mother crossed with a lighter weight mixed rooster. She really is an excellent mother, but I am disappointed by her size. I am very interested in a true Large Fowl Dark Cornish, guess I'll scout local breeders.
     
  5. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    So, showing birds with obvious parasites and such is normal and not to be mentioned? Terrible.
     
  6. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    Uh, leg mites that are that noticeable at a show. I would think, and HOPE that someone would have enough sense to tell them to take their birds home. Isn't something like that an instant DQ? Injury and disease in showing rabbits is an immediate dismissal from the table. Not have shown birds yet myself other than my kids taking them to the fair, I would think it would be the same for them.
    I would feel like a total moron to even THINK to take birds with mites to a show.
     
  7. fowlman01

    fowlman01 Overrun With Chickens

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    If these are your birds. Good job!I

    It is what it is with me too.......sometimes people don't like what it is.

    Walt
     
  8. fowlman01

    fowlman01 Overrun With Chickens

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    They should be removed form the show. Here is Cali they would not make it into the show.

    Walt
     
  9. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Not only were those birds not removed, they Placed. Two got a blue and one got a red. I was horrified.
     
  10. fowlman01

    fowlman01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Both organizations.......ABA/APA clearly say that birds with evidence of parasites should not be placed first and most shows say that they will be removed. Was this a fair show?

    Walt
     

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