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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chicken24, Feb 28, 2016.

  1. chicken24

    chicken24 Out Of The Brooder

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    What the diffrence between Cornish rock
    And white rock
     
  2. chicken24

    chicken24 Out Of The Brooder

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    Other than size
     
  3. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

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    The best way to see the difference is to do a google search. Cornish Rock are a bit more gamey looking, but have a nice heavy breast. White Rock are a nice chunky dual purpose bird.
     
  4. Soylent Chick

    Soylent Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cornish rocks (or Cornish x rocks) are hybrids designed specifically for rapid meat production.

    White rocks are white-colored Plymouth rocks which will breed true. They're suited for both meat and egg production and don't grow nearly as fast as the Cornish crosses.
     
  5. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

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    I stand corrected! I mis-read/interpreted re Cornish. (Don't think straight when I have a migraine! Thank you for correcting.
     
  6. chicken24

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    Wait so while
    there chicks they'll be white?
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Both breeds are white.
     
  8. chicken24

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    Mines are yellow[​IMG]
     
  9. Soylent Chick

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    Generally, the fluffy baby down isn't always the same color or even pattern as the adult plummage. (Their first set of feathers is sometimes different too in other breeds like Australorps.)
     
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  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Dominant white colored chickens will have pale yellow down as chicks. Both breeds are identical until about 2 weeks old. Then the size difference becomes quite dramatic. White Rocks take about 16 weeks to reach adult size. The Cornish X will be that big in just 6 to 8 weeks.
     

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