What is this bird?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by medicmandan, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. medicmandan

    medicmandan Out Of The Brooder

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    Got it in the "random" bin. It's growing like a weed. Has doubled in size in the week since I've had it. Not a friendly bird either. Doesn't like to be picked up, panics if you get near it. It's at the bottom of the pecking order though. The two RIRs I have peck at him constantly until it gets cold and then they want to snuggle.

    Finally got it to take some treats from me and my daughter today though.

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  2. freddy22

    freddy22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im not the best as guessing breeds.....but could it be one of them Cornish X breeds if it is growing that fast.....?
     
  3. medicmandan

    medicmandan Out Of The Brooder

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    I guess we'll have dinner soon then.
     
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    It's a meat bird. It will be ready to butcher in about 8 weeks depending on how much feed he gets.
     
  5. medicmandan

    medicmandan Out Of The Brooder

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    Guess I'm down to two possible hens. Hope they grow up fast so I can get some more.
     

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