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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dadsdeercamp, Oct 18, 2010.
i think it is a male but i dont know 4 sure he is like 5 months old and goes about 12 lbs.
You sure he's 5 months old? He looks younger. But, either way, he looks to be a White Rock. If he's younger than 5, he looks like a Cornish X, which would be why he's so heavy at so young.
If he really weighs in at 12 lbs at 5 mo age, I think he can be only be a Cornish X. If so, you would be doing him a favor by sending him to freezer camp right now. They are meat birds and are meant to be butchered at a youg age. If you let them continue to grow they get grotesquely huge and it is just cruel to let them get to continue on at such massive size. They get to the point to where they can't get on the roost and have a hard time even standing.
He's a Cornish X cockerel. I agree with Lbrad7, that the most merciful thing for him would be to butcher him. The other white chicken behind him looks like a Cornish X pullet. Many people have kept the Cornish X pullets for layers. They are pretty good layers, but because they are large and can't move as fast they are usually on the bottom of the pecking order, and are often "over roostered." They are also more subject to predation, for the same reasons I mentioned, and also because they are white.
Oh you can grow them out. Look at Godzilla. He was over 21 pounds at one point. This is a cornish X. You may have a rock. He was able to do everything including kick holes in 5 gallon buckets so I don't think you can say he was immobile. Good Luck!
Quote:That is a HUGE chicken! I feel sorry for his hens...
Usually Cornish Xs die of heart failure and other fast-growth ailments. But obviously they sometimes do make it to maturity...
Chef: How old is he now/in the pics?
All depends on the strain. There are some ok CornX strains out there, I'm glad Godzilla came from a good one!
But other's result might vary. I've seen a lot of CornX go down.
Yes I think that 1st picture looks like a CornX rooster.
He is 10 months in that pic but he lived to be over 3 until the dogs got to him Here is his thread https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=123862 it has been awhile since I've posted anyhting so the thread doesn't have the update of his death
well then freezer camp it is thanks for all the help i thought they were growing too fast.
Glad you got the answers you where looking for. Sorry bout the thread hijack. They sure are yummy though!