what just hatched?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by fresheggs4u, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. fresheggs4u

    fresheggs4u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have what i thought was a pure breed of dark cornish. I have a rooster and 4 hens of laying age and some younger ones. I just hatched my first batch. the chicks are yellow with black stripes down their backs. I expected them to be all black and have a few lighter spots. They look like some Americana's that I hatched years ago without fluffy cheeks. Should they have been all black if they are true bark cornish?
     
  2. extraordinaryfowl

    extraordinaryfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have any dark cornish but if you look at pictures on google image or feathersite the chicks look like you describe - All my colored Onaga.'s hatch out with a stripe, and look the same, but only later do they develop into their adult colors (bb red, silver, etc.). Same with golden-laced wyandottes and other breeds like that. Hope this helps! MW
     
  3. fresheggs4u

    fresheggs4u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i did a google image search and they do look like they are supposed to. I was surprised!
    thanks!
     
  4. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:well that's because they are based on Dominant eWh(Wheaten)
     
  5. jeepguy982001

    jeepguy982001 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol i'm glad their what u wanted
     

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