Do Cornish X feather out faster?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by serenityNH, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. serenityNH

    serenityNH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2011
    Raymond, NH
    Hello All.
    I am raising some Cornish X's for the first time, I picked them up at my local feed store several days ago. They were supposedly just a few days old but their feathering looked more like a 1 + week old chick. Do the Cornish feather out quicker then the DP chicks or are they just older then I thought?
    Many thanks,
  2. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    Yorkshire, Ohio
    They feather out much faster. At 3 weeks the only yellow down that will be left is on the head, and most times at 4 weeks it is feathered as well.

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