The name Cornish indicates the origin of these handsome birds in Cornwall, England and they belong to the English Class. At one time they were known as "Indian Games" because of the use of both Old English Game chickens and Asells from India in developing this breed. They are unique because of their thick, compact bodies, unusually wide backs, and broad, deep breasts. These super meat qualities have made the Dark Cornish a truly gourmet item to raise for eating. The hens are nice layers of firm-shelled brown eggs and wonderfully hardy. This variety will come as close as any to rustling for themselves under rough conditions and also make good setters and mothers. Another very distinctive character is the close fitting, rather hard textured feathers with unusual lustre and brilliance. The close feathering and compact build will fool you on weight. They are always much heavier than they look. Baby chicks, all purebred and from the same strain, can vary greatly in color from a light reddish buff to a darker reddish brown with dark markings on the head and sometimes a dark stripe on the outer edge of the back.
I'm if I order several females and only one or two males, will the males be marked so I can distinguish them apart? I'm interested in handling the male chicks more in hopes of reducing the aggression a bit.
No, they are all mixed together in the box. You should be able to tell them apart after a few weeks when they start feathering.
How much do the Cornish weigh when full grown?
On average the males weigh 10 lbs and females 8 lbs.
can chicks be shipped to Puerto Rico
We are no longer able to ship chicks to Puerto Rico.
How much is shipping on 25 dark Cornish chicks? I live in Georgia.
We would need your zip code to figure shipping for your area.
Are these hybrids?
No, this breed is pure bred. They have not been crossed.
Can't seem to find the egg layer chart on your web site
The Dark Cornish will lay brown eggs.
Do you send the chiches to Puerto Vallarta Jalisco? And how much is the cost to send to Puerto Vallart
No, we are not able to ship out of the US.
Dark CornishOK Feb 2017, Sorry I didn't get back on this before. But this is my new review after we butchered some of these birds. I am totally amazed how much meat is on these little guys. More than any other bird we've processed. Will be hatching my own this year. But, if I ever buy chicks again, this is the one breed I will get!.... Here is my old review: They are friendly and very active. Love to be talked to. We have not butchered any yet but will soon. They still look small for their age of 5 1/2 months old. May not order any again because of size, they look and feel like they would be a 2lb chicken after processing. Half the size of my Barred Rocks. They are very pretty birds.
Got shortedI ordered 6 and only got 4. Of the 4, I am satisfied with the size , and health of the birds.