Runt or Different breed?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by pattgal, May 11, 2010.

  1. pattgal

    pattgal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered 20 cornishX a couple of weeks ago (out here we just call them meat kings) and one of them is quite a bit smaller than the others. im starting to wonder if its a different breed or if its just a runt. we called it nugget cus its so small
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  2. SteveH

    SteveH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2009
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    Looks like a different breed to me . Mine were pretty uneven in size , but the three small ones have the same build as the bigger ones .
     
  3. mxpres

    mxpres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 21, 2009
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    same here,I had one that was smaller but had the same wide spread legs and big breast,,and huge appetite
     
  4. LindsayB

    LindsayB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like a white leghorn pullet
     
  5. pattgal

    pattgal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    figured i should mention, ive already clipped its wings once cus it flew out of the brooder a few times, and its wings are already grown back to the point where its touching the tail agai.
    If I hadn't cut them they would be twice that length
     
  6. LindsayB

    LindsayB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    okay, def a leghorn then lol. they are very flighty. She'll give you an egg a day!
     
  7. pattgal

    pattgal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:how can you tell if its a pullet?
     
  8. LindsayB

    LindsayB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its comb would of been turning pink by now and growing if it was a roo.
     
  9. chics in the sun

    chics in the sun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, she looks exactly like my chick that everyone voted was a leghorn - which was sold to me as an Ameraucana - but I digress. They look identical.
     
  10. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    leghorn girl

    Boy leghorns got hormones like mad and often get red combs at just a week or two old!
     

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