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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chicken24, Feb 28, 2016.
What the diffrence between Cornish rock
And white rock
Other than size
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.
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.
I stand corrected! I mis-read/interpreted re Cornish. (Don't think straight when I have a migraine! Thank you for correcting.
Wait so while
there chicks they'll be white?
Both breeds are white.
Mines are yellow
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.)
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.