Is this a cornish rooster?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by STR33TL1GHTS, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. STR33TL1GHTS

    STR33TL1GHTS Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't know much about chickens, I didn't even know this was a rooster until this morning (first time he crowed). Thanks for the help.

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  2. Eggs4Sale

    Eggs4Sale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2009
    Sure looks like a cornish. That third photo, showing the neck and head, screams cornish.
     
  3. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    Idaho
    He does look like one to me, but I am no expert. Mine are only 8 weeks old.
     
  4. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, That's a dark Cornish roo
     
  5. STR33TL1GHTS

    STR33TL1GHTS Out Of The Brooder

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    yeah...he started crowing today, so im trying to trade him for a hen on craigslist...maybe a leghorn or a rhode island red...
     
  6. Birdgirl

    Birdgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2009
    Indiana
    yep
     
  7. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    Idaho
    May I ask how big he is. I am trying to get an idea of what size mine might end up at.
     
  8. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Yes it is a dark cornish roo.
     
  9. STR33TL1GHTS

    STR33TL1GHTS Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:hes bigger than all of my other full grown hens and my rooster, his legs are massive...he just started to crow (i dont know at what age roosters start crowing), he's about 1.5 times the size of my other rooster and hens...he eats alot and is pretty clumsy...
     
  10. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    Idaho
    Thank you! I went to a show and saw some White lace Red cornish and they seemed so small. I am glad to know that they get bigger.
    I want to try crossing my Dark Cornish with either Delaware or White Rock for a meaty slower growing bird. But when I saw the small one at the show I was having second thoughts about using him.
     

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