My cornish X

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Farm Frenzy, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. Farm Frenzy

    Farm Frenzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have three Cornish X, 2 males and one female. They are GREAT. I got them Feb 2 as babies from McMurray Hatchery. They are thriving and actually very pretty birds. My question is, is it possible for them to breed? I was just wondering.[​IMG]
     
  2. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

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    all the parts are there so there is a possibility...in actuallity...nope

    edited to say you wold have to majorly restrict their diet to stunt their growth
     
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  3. Omniskies

    Omniskies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a flock of Cornish-Rock hens I managed to get eggs out of. But I never risked breeding them to a Cornish-Rock rooster since I was afraid they'd be crushed.

    If you went with a rooster out of a different breed you could pull it off. The offspring won't look a whole lot like Cornish-Rocks. Your best bet would be to try a real breed that looks similar to them like the White Orpingtons or White Rocks.
     
  4. Rooster-Spur

    Rooster-Spur Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I Have two cornish x Hens I Breed to a RIR roo. I have some of the Babies they are similar to there mother And growing well they are bigger than the Brahma mixes I Hatched with them. Here are the pictures.[​IMG]mom[​IMG]Father[​IMG]oldest baby [​IMG]Oldest baby now at six weeks[​IMG]Oldest babies back[​IMG]Youngest babies now at three Weeks
     
  5. Farm Frenzy

    Farm Frenzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well that's good to know, because in reality, they are the sweetest chickens I have.
     
  6. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ya know years ago growing up our neighbors only got cornish each spring, they butchered the roosters and kept the hens for laying and had pretty good success.
    That being said, I don't know if the strain now is a much faster growing bird then they were back then.
     
  7. Brunty_Farms

    Brunty_Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes you can breed them. Males need a restricted diet though as they will get too heavy for the hens. The parent stock of these birds are identical to broilers but they are restricted with their feed intake and look much like a heavy white rock but much taller. If you do want to breed them put the rooster on a diet.
     
  8. Farm Frenzy

    Farm Frenzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good, me and the boys can go on a diet together!!!![​IMG]
     

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