Dark Cornish- Boys or Girls...PICS!

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Kezzie, May 4, 2009.

  1. Kezzie

    Kezzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 8 Dark Cornish (from MM) are seven weeks old now. They are all supposed to be males. Some are almost jet black with very little brown in their feathers. That is what I have understood to be indicative of the male. I have others that have a lot more brown feathering. Can you tell if there are both boys and girls here?

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  2. Kezzie

    Kezzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bump (if you don't mind- I'm really hoping to get some direction on this)...
     
  3. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    They look like roo's to me, hatchery DC's are bred to get them out the door not for quailty and they are pretty good at sexing them.

    Steve in NC
     
  4. Kezzie

    Kezzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Steve! I knew you would know. I take it that your males have more black and less brown?
     
  5. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    They are getting better on the coloring but are a work in progress. We have some really nice hens and are getting ready to clean house for the next breeding. The "plan" is to go from about 40 birds down to the best 2 roo's and about 6 hens, this will make 3rd generation.

    Steve in NC
     

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