Pure Cornish game chicken colors

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  1. primal woman

    primal woman Out Of The Brooder

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    I have searched the internet and have been unable to find what colors the pure Cornish can be.

    Anyone have any info on this?

    I have White Laced Red cornish that hatched. Some that are growing with more solid red colors than I expected. And one chick, the one that was born with no down, is kind of grey headed or blue or something.
     
  2. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:Are you talking about Show-able colors?
    As of 2001 the APA ( American Poultry Association ) recognizes -
    In Large Fowl--
    White, Dark and Buff
    In Bantam --
    Black, Blue Laced Red, Buff, Dark, Mottled, Spangled, White and White Laced Red

    Chris
     
  3. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    black, blue laced red, buff, dark, mottled,spangles,white,white laced red
     
  4. primal woman

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    OK, we're getting there. Any web sites that show the colors? I have seen that one from feathrtsite.

    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGA/Cornish/BRKCornish.html and this link has a jubilee hen and a wlr hen right above it and for the life of me, I see no difference between the two!

    Just trying to figure out what I could be getting from these White Laced Red Cornish. I have reddish chicks, typical wlr chicks, a white one, and that one that had no down at first. Maybe those reddish ones are buffs.

    I had asked on a previous post about what one would get if crossing a Dark with a WLR, but had no answers. I sure appreciate the help.

    Not show colors per se as I don't show. I am raising them for my own use and also don't want to have to artificially breed them like some have to do with show birds. But colors are colors and genes are genes! I don't mind looking at show bird colors to try to learn about the colors of my chickens that don't go to shows! I have never seen a black. Is that black without the brown wing feathers?

    Thanks so much.
     
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  7. big medicine

    big medicine custom Brahmas

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    Quote:The way I understand it, white laced red are single laced, jubilee are double laced. Some times hard to tell on some females, jubilee males should have a mostly white chest, vs the lacing on a WLR cocks chest. Crossing a dark to a WLR should result in a tweener, as one parent is single laced, the other double. By selective breeding you should be able to go either way with you lacing choices in future generations.
     
  8. primal woman

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    Thank you for all the information.
     

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