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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by rosie1991, Dec 12, 2014.
Minus my daughter
Homo sapiens sapiens:
They look like cornish crosses
Ok thanks do u know if they are go layers??
One of the pullets is really small but the other 3 pullets are big and the roosters are huge
They are actually meat birds, and honestly usually don't make it to laying age. My first birds were and I didn't know the difference. Once I found out I didn't have the heart to slaughter. From what I understand he had a heart attack, the vet told me this with very much assurance after I told him what happened, how big he was, and how old. My honest opinion, if you don't want to slaughter, I would suggest selling them to someone and starting over. I had to after mine were gone.
Can you post closer pictures? I think they are Cornish crosses too. If so, then no, they are not good layers. They are meat birds, and bred to grow fast. they will lay if you keep them long enough, but they are poor layers, and they are subject to a lot of health issues.
X2. We brought a package of assorted layers a few years ago, and we got three free meat birds in the mix. Not knowing they were meat birds, we kept them to laying age, and ended up losing them to heart problems, and other health issues due to their large size.