Help do I have CornishX chickens?!?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by PinkHairGirl, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. PinkHairGirl

    PinkHairGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    We got some chicks at a church fete that were supposed to be laying chicks but sounds like they might be meat chicken. Can you help me?
    They are about 8 weeks old
    If they are do I need to restrict their food? There is no way we can eat them.
    I don't want them to suffer later if they get too heavy. We do free range them twice a day and provide food in their coop.
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  2. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those birds have awfully big feet and red combs to be hens...especially at 8 weeks...My girls are WAY older, and their combs are still pale. I do not know much about meat birds though.
     
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  3. bloom_ss

    bloom_ss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking at 8 weeks with combs that big and red that those are boys. [​IMG] Don't know the breed though...and I could be wrong about them, but those combs are looking awfully rooish.
     
  4. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    looks like you have 2 pullets and a cockral in the 1st pic....they might be duel purpose chickens (both laying and meat)
     
  5. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    I posted in your other thread, I think all three are roosters at 8 weeks, and not Cornish X - too small. Maybe white rocks.
     
  6. pixiedouglas

    pixiedouglas Chillin' With My Peeps

    I could be wrong, but they look too healthy to be cornishx... cornishx always look kinda sickly to me even with their size cause the feathers are usually kinda junky looking and they are usually really dirty and laying down in the pictures I've seen

    could be white rocks, in which case I'd get rid of one of the roosters once they get older and you can tell which one you like better and I'd get a few more hens for whichever fellow you keep otherwise your one pullet will get more attention than she wants
     
  7. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    White Rock roosters.
     
  8. machoman

    machoman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know what they are, but they're not Cornish X. I have 4 week old Cornish X and mine are bigger than that. Freakish.
     
  9. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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    The good news is: they're not CX. The bad news is: they're male.
     
  10. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep, I agree. White rock roos. They'll make good fried chicken in another month. List them on craigslist if you don't want to do it.
     

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