Acquired: Bred animal myself
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.