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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    I just wish someone would post some pics of some really good LF Cornish like they used to here. Cedarknob has some nice ones. But most I've seen since the good breeders have been run off aren't as good. Shame, that.
     
  2. Smoochie

    Smoochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Possibly you should post some of yours then?? :D.
     
  3. Smoochie

    Smoochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree!! It has been so hard to find Cornish around here... I heard though through the grapevine that the season was bad for hatches this year all around. The 2011 season was much better but it could be isolated to a few breeders.
     
  4. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    I shouldn't have said that. But I do miss some of the folks that used to post here long ago.
     
  5. Cedarknob

    Cedarknob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll see if I can get you some pictures. Quality Cornish are rare in the U.S. too, especially large fowl, and it took me quite awhile to find some decent ones to get myself started. While there surely must be others with large fowl whites here in the midwest, I've yet to find any breeders of quality large Whites close so ended up traveling to Indianapolis to the one of the largest shows ever and so kinda 'imported' a white from Florida. I found a reputable breeder of DC as close as a three hour round trip, but finding her took some work.

    I believe that finding quality birds of any breed takes some effort and dedication. Every breed has suffered with time and the 'progression' of commercial farming and corporate livestock husbandry. I've been thinking about keeping a couple of the type of Angus cows we had back when I was a kid. They're now called 'Lowline Angus' and priced sky-high. We bred them out of existence then imported them back from Australia. LOL
     
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  6. Cedarknob

    Cedarknob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The young DC hen on the right has one side of her chest gone; eaten alive by a badger that killed her pen mates, they are summer of 2011 gals. The white pullets behind them were hatched the last of May.



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    These are also 2012 pullets.

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    And some mixed in with some Easter Egg layers I keep for winter eggs as well as crossing for my Cornish Rocky project. The white with muffs is a Sliver Ameraucana X Red Sex-link cross that could pass for a superior White Ameraucana.

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  7. triplejfarms

    triplejfarms Out Of The Brooder

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  8. aviangems

    aviangems Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cedar,

    I don't know how you see it but those whites look better than the darks.

    To me the best one of all is that jubillee male with the easter eggers.

    Jesus
     
  9. Schipperkesue

    Schipperkesue Out Of The Brooder

    Hey, hey Triple J! Let's both head over there and straighten them out!

    Nice Cornish pics, everyone! I think I should have some up by the end of the weekend. I have some bantam darks, rlw and blr I hatched last spring. I also have LF whites I bought last week.

    A new question!!!

    Who finds that Cornish bantams are particularly susceptible to Northern fowl mite? Maybe many of you don't even have this mite. It is NORTHERN after all...*snicker*
     
  10. triplejfarms

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    sounds good sue LOL cant wait to see your birds i hear of them but have never seen sues illusive cornish [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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