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Cornish Chicken

Overall satisfaction

0.75/5

Acquired: Bred animal myself

Gender: Both

Appearance

3/5

Temperament

2/5

Hen brooding behavior

2/5

Foraging ability

4/5

Tolerance for heat

3/5

Tolerance for cold

3/5

Meat quantity

4/5

Egg quantity

2/5

Large eggs

3/5

Colorful eggs

3/5

Cornish

By

United States

Posted Jun 05, 2014

The Cornish in my opinion has one use, and that is as part of the four-way cross breeding needed to make the Cornish cross. I have had bad experiences with them although friends of mine have had great success. It may have something to do with the fact that I still have scars from a spiteful group of Cornish hens we had growing up on the farm. It’s nothing against the breed specifically, I just personally dislike them. From my observations, and interactions with them they are mean enough to attack you, and big enough to hurt you at 10+ pounds. At least with the game bird breeds they’re smaller and are just as likely to run from you as to attack. The Cornish are pretty birds, and a good deal of people use them as their staple breed. In the United Kingdom they've been making something of a comeback gradually replacing their, in my opinion superior, offspring the Cornish cross.

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