Thought I would post a picture of a Silver Laced Cornish Bantam cockerel. The birds in my avatar are his parents. Coming along, but he holds his wings too low. I think in 4-5 more years I may have some really nice birds!
Well, they started laying very late this year, but I have about 30 chicks coming up form three hatches, oldest ones are about 5 months old. I have selected two cockerels and two pullets from that group that I will use. I have about 10 more that are 3.5 months old and about 10 more that are still under lights. The chicks are not at all uniform, I have silver laced, incomplete silver laced, single laced darks, smutty columbians and even a few solid blacks.I will be using the smutty columbians as they look like they have the best legs and heads, on some silver laced that have decent width. I have been told that in a couple of generations I should see much more uniformity in the chicks. I need to go out and start taking some pictures. Last year I had five single mating pens and one pen with a male and five hens, probably will do thge same thing for 2017.
yes, my best colored birds are the worst type and vice versa. But, its fun. I expect to have some pictures of this generation in a few weeks, they are starting to fill out. had one get loose the other day and I was surprised when I caught it that it felt like a cornish! a lot heavier than it looked.
Here is a picture of a decently laced pullet at 12 weeks. I have a cockerel that isn't as well laced but has a classic cornish head and heavy bone that I will be breeding to this one. I am really looking forward to the F5 offspring