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Difference between Cornish X's and Rocks?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by 2happymamas, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. 2happymamas

    2happymamas Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there a difference between Cornish X's and Cornish Rocks? Some stores around here have them labeled Cornish X's and some have them as Cornish Rocks. One saleswoman said there is a difference and another at a different store said he did not know.

    If there is a difference, what is it?
     
  2. Hummingbird Hollow

    Hummingbird Hollow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did a internet search and from what I can determine, they are the same thing, sometimes called Cornish Rock (Cornish crossed I believe with White Plymouth Rock) sometimes called Cornish X Rock and sometimes just called Cornish X or even CX. However, there may be some old timers here with better information than I was able to get.
     
  3. enel 1

    enel 1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No difference...they should all be called 6 week broilers and there wouldnt be this confusion. I started a thread last year about this very subject called " when will we stop calling them cornish crosses" but, the thread got a little heated and it was shut down, but its there in the meat bird section and it will help clear up your confusion.
     
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  4. mmktdox

    mmktdox Chillin' With My Peeps

    Darn right! The hatchery I get mine from calls them White Rocks. I think they do it to keep us guessing!![​IMG]
     
  5. enel 1

    enel 1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some see it different...but ignorance is bliss. Glad you agree with me. Here is a pic of a cornish rock cross [​IMG]
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  6. enel 1

    enel 1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nothing like a broiler...it took many decades and millions of dollars to produce what the hatchery's and grocery stores dub as the " Cornish rock cross" the company's that produce these bird even call them " broilers" so then so should we
     

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