SQ standard Cornish, LF

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  1. dancingbear

    dancingbear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any breeders out there? I'm been posting this here and there in other sections, as well, so far I'm coming up empty. I'm looking to buy fertile eggs.

    Anybody breed standard Cornish for show, or know anybody who does? Prefer dark, but any color will do, I'd like to avoid white, but I'll take white ones if that's all I can find! Quality of bird is more important to me than the color.

    Thanks in advance for any info!
     
  2. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Hate to discourage you but there aren't many "show Quality" Cornish large fowl out there & I can't imagine anyone who has them wanting to sell eggs. At the same time that's not all bad as Cornish [good ones that is] are notorious for poor fertility so your chance of hatching many from purchased eggs would be slim at best.
    Here's a phone # for Billy Grimes, he's the secretary of the Cornish breeders club, he may be able to help you. 903-587-2950.
     
  3. dancingbear

    dancingbear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I'll see if I can get in touch with him. I know they're hard to find, I've been asking for weeks. This is about the 4th time I've posted this.

    If the fertility is low, but I get ONE good roo, that's all I need, to get started. I'm doing some breeding experiments during the next 2 or 3 years, I need a good quality Cornish roo. Not a Cornish-X. Not hatchery production run.

    Of all the rare breeds I've tried to get, this one is proving the hardest, to my surprise. I can find hatchery run all day, but a good quality, pure strain, (or at least, more pure than hatchery stock) appears to be nearly as hard to find than hen's teeth.

    Thanks for the info.
     
  4. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    Quote:We haven't found that to be true in our Dark Cornish, we have had great fertility and hatchability from them. Last year we used some as "packing material" and a suprise for a turkey egg shippment from North Carolina to Alaska. And they hatched.

    Steve in NC
     
  5. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    Quote:We have an auction going on Ebay right now for Dark Cornish under sandspoultry

    Steve in NC
     
  6. NYREDS

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    Quote:We haven't found that to be true in our Dark Cornish, we have had great fertility and hatchability from them. Last year we used some as "packing material" and a suprise for a turkey egg shippment from North Carolina to Alaska. And they hatched.

    Steve in NC

    I saw the picture of your bird that accompanies your EBAY auction & as I said in my post I was talking about Show Quality Cornish having fertility problems. The bird you have pictured certainly doesn't fall into that category. His body type is wrong, he's too fine boned & he shows way too much tail. He's typical of the type of Cornish that many hatcheries sell & I don't doubt they have good fertility.
    There may even be SQ cornish out there too with good fertility but in my limited experience with poultry [48 years or so] most breeders I've known have reported fertility problems with good Cornish.
     
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    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    Quote:We haven't found that to be true in our Dark Cornish, we have had great fertility and hatchability from them. Last year we used some as "packing material" and a suprise for a turkey egg shippment from North Carolina to Alaska. And they hatched.

    Steve in NC

    I saw the picture of your bird that accompanies your EBAY auction & as I said in my post I was talking about Show Quality Cornish having fertility problems. The bird you have pictured certainly doesn't fall into that category. His body type is wrong, he's too fine boned & he shows way too much tail. He's typical of the type of Cornish that many hatcheries sell & I don't doubt they have good fertility.
    There may even be SQ cornish out there too with good fertility but in my limited experience with poultry [48 years or so] most breeders I've known have reported fertility problems with good Cornish.
     
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  8. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The PM I sent you, the farm is having fertility problems as well, however they are starting to AI their birds to get better fertility...as well as attempting to help the temperature conditions.
     
  9. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just looked at the auction as well.

    It was a good try, but the birds you're advertising aren't SQ.

    [​IMG] (sandspoultry's birds. Lovely, just not SQ per se.)
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    Nice female. Unusual to find one even THIS good.
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  10. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    just looked at the auction as well.

    It was a good try, but the birds you're advertising aren't SQ.


    We do NOT advertise as SQ. No where have we claimed SQ.
    Please read the entire thread.
     
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