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Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by NewHopePoultry, Dec 17, 2007.
How big can a cornish X rooster get if you dont butcher him?
Sorry I am not sure as I don't keep them.
However I seem to remember other people on here saying that when they didn't slaughter them at the recommended time, they couldn't walk and suffered other health related problems.
Hopefully someone more experienced will be along soon...
Quote:It's the Cornish crosses that have the health problems. The purebreds, according to Feathersite, will get to be about 10.5 lbs when allowed to mature.
Opps, I forgot to add the X. I have a year and half old cornish X rooster who weighs about 20 pounds.
He seems healthy with no problems, but I want to make sure he is not too over weight.
That's just what I didn't need to hear! I have 3 Cornish Xs that are 3 months old, and I just can't bear to slaughter them. They are too friendly and gentle. RIRs I didn't have a problem with, those roosters were horrible.
I haven't tried it myself, but I did read (somewhere on the Internet) about someone who had a cornish cross hen that was laying eggs, and she was about 20 lbs.
By nature, those birds are overweight. They can't really help it. I think that you've managed to keep him alive this long is what is more interesting.
Tiny is very sweet and friendly. He has never spurred or went after any body.
I had his brothers till they turnerd 1, then I sold them. They were also very sweet.
I'll try to take a picture of him.
Heres Tiny the rooster:
Can he breed?
Yes he can breed.