Cornish Thread

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

  1. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    I may try to get more of those from MM just to work with the WLRs. The girls were too light framed when I got them, so I got rid of all of them. Some made for very nice dinners.
     
  2. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    oopsey, dupey.
     
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  3. JoshU

    JoshU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What happened to the rest of the cornish breeders? You two might as well just pm back and forth. lol
     
  4. NewBreeder

    NewBreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    these two breeders are years ahead of everyone since they made it their priority

    I am keeping several CornishX to breed into my Americaunas, I only hope to achieve some success of passing the gene to minimize the keel and add more meat in the breast area

    will be interesting if the CornishX hens will deliver

    I have totally enjoy reading this thread, so PM communication would only deprive the rest of us who are interested in what these modern pioneers are doing

    KUDOS to you breeders

    Ed
     
  5. fowlman01

    fowlman01 Overrun With Chickens

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    WLR large fowl Cornish bred by Walt Leonard and Bob Jones.

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    Walt
     
  6. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    Hey Walt, got a front shot of that girl?
     
  7. Cedarknob

    Cedarknob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for moving them up, that was the pair of LF that I referred to earlier. Pictures from the 90's if I recall. It's a shame you guys both quit working with large Cornish, anyone should be happy to be able to find LFs like those.

    Is that black leaking through on the necks and tails?
     
  8. fowlman01

    fowlman01 Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't use the word leakage so I'm not sure what you mean, but to get that kind of color you are going to have some black somewhere on the bird. usually just little flecks. Both of these birds are multiple best of show winners, but somewhere I have a lot of pictures of our WLR's. Other birds and in some cases better birds. Bob Jones raised the male at this place and I raised the female here. It took too much time, money and space to keep them at the level we did, so we sold the flock and they went back to square one in less than two years. Washed out WLR's don't have a problem with black in the feathers, but they don't meet the SOP either. There are lots of off color birds in the beginning. We had it down to about one in five being marked well enough for show...with males being the easiest to get right on.

    Walt
     
  9. Cedarknob

    Cedarknob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not very good at terminology, too green to know what to call them and don't seem to be able to learn new things as well as when I was younger. On areas that are supposed to be white, but show some black instead, I either call it 'bleed' or 'leakage'. In my experience the dominant white usually doesn't show black in white laces if the bird has two copies of dominant white, but often does with only one copy.

    They're nice Cornish, and I would love to have a pair WLRs like them, but feel the pattern is too difficult for me to take on..
     
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  10. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    Does anyone have an example of a true Jubilee?
     

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