What color are your Cornish Crosses legs?? McMurray failed! Rant...

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by sred98, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. sred98

    sred98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Oklahoma
    My friend and I ordered some Broilers from one of the hatcheries, and they just aren't as big as we think they should be. Some are half the size of the others, and the big ones aren't that big. And today, I noticed their legs aren't yellow...they're white. [​IMG] If they are a Cornish/Rock hybrid, both of those have yellow legs, shouldn't the chicks have yellow legs, also? They are 5 weeks old and nowhere near big enough to eat. They are on Broiler feed free choice during the day with access to chopped corn and scratch as treats.

    We are going to contact the hatcher tomorrow and see what is going on. Does anyone have any ideas?? Without saying the name of the hatchery, let's just say it's one of the major ones, those of you that have the broilers right now, what color are their legs??

    Thanks!

    Shelly
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2009
  2. Sam208

    Sam208 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my cornish meat birds legs are yellow .

    sam
     
  3. NancyP

    NancyP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine have yellow feet too.
     
  4. sred98

    sred98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Oklahoma
    See? Methinks something's rotten in Denmark! [​IMG]

    Shelly
     
  5. Sam208

    Sam208 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can you post some pics?? let us see them


    sam
     
  6. HidingInTheHenHouse

    HidingInTheHenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine seem to be whitish pink. Definitely not yellow. They came from Welp.
     
  7. Sam208

    Sam208 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i wounder why that is. mine dont have dark yellow but they are yellow i would say.

    have you ever had welps birds before? did they have the same kind of colored legs??


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  8. seramas

    seramas Out Of The Brooder

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    Can you post some pictures and their average weight along with their hatch date?

    Mine have always come from Townline Hatcheries here in SW Michigan and they have always had yellow legs and feet.

    It has been my experience white, cream or pale yellow legged birds have almost white skin. Cornish X are famous for their yellow skin.
     
  9. Brunty_Farms

    Brunty_Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They come from a cobb cross.... not your typical ross 508 that most hatcheries carry.

    Welp... and Meyers are two off of the top of my head that get cobb crosses in.

    It's normal... not to worry.
     
  10. sred98

    sred98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Oklahoma
    We talked to the hatchery today, and we think there has been a mistake. We are sending them pictures and trying to decide what to do. The largest bird is maybe 3 pounds at almost 6 weeks. Is there a bantam broiler? These aren't any breed of chicken I recognize. I will post pics in a little bit.

    Shelly
     

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