What 2 Breeds?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Caleb x49, May 7, 2009.

  1. Caleb x49

    Caleb x49 Out Of The Brooder

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    What are the 2 breeds that make a Cornish hen? [​IMG]
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Oohhh, that does not have a simple answer.

    Sort of, white plymouth rock and white cornish, I believe.

    But you will not get a typical Cornish X like the chicks sold for meat from buying these two breeds and mating them, even assuming I have it right. There are years and years of patented breeding involved in producing those chicks. And they are not the same from all sources. Hopefully some others who know more about breeds and genetics will chime in here.
     
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  3. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Well, you said Cornish hens and I just assumed you were asking about Cornish X, the usual meat chicks. You can buy Cornish birds from Ideal and I'm sure other hatcheries. Believe Ideal has white cornish and dark cornish.
     
  4. jossanne

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