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Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by [email protected], Jun 29, 2011.
hi I was wondering is it easy to breed dark cornish chickens
it depends on their body type & where you get them from.
Hi I love my dark Cornish.... Very pretty and tasty too!
This will be my first year breeding them myself so I am not speaking from experience, but I have done a lot of reading and they breed fine! They are normal active chickens. It seems like the people who say they can't breed are confusing them with the Cornish crosses.
No, people do have a hard time breeding show quality Cornish too. That's why I was asking where they were coming from.
It certainly doe's matter where they come from and how well bred and close to type they are. Hatchery DC's will breed fine because they aren't real Cornish, WLR's & Darks do breed better than the whites if they are of good quality and must be bred while young to improve your chances. Cornish unlike other breeds will come in and out of fertility cycles so you have to be on the lookout for this and when they season up. Most common folks confuse the Cornish X very often with the standard cornish, so that is where the breeding questions come in.