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Dark Cornish

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. 

2017 Delivery Dates

Catalog Number Description 1-5 6-15 16-24 25-49 50-99 100 or more Order (QTY)
DACC Males $2.36 (1-5) $2.11 (6-15) $2.03 (16-24) $1.75 (25-49) $1.68 (50-99) $1.65 () Order (QTY)
DACP Females $3.62 (1-5) $3.37 (6-15) $3.29 (16-24) $3.16 (25-49) $3.10 (50-99) $3.07 () Order (QTY)
DACS Straight Run $2.94 (1-5) $2.69 (6-15) $2.61 (16-24) $2.41 (25-49) $2.34 (50-99) $2.31 () Order (QTY)
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As a reminder, to help ensure a safe arrival to you, the minimum number of chicks for each order prior to April 1st is 25. On and after April 1st, the minimum number of chicks required is 15. You can mix and match any type of baby chick in your order to reach the applicable chick minimum order. If ordering any bantams, we require a minimum of 15 bantams per order.