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Buy Cornish originated in Cornwall, England from Red Aseels, Black Breasted Red Old English and Malays. They were developed for wide body confirmation and high volume of breast meat. Dark Cornish chicks are varying shades of brown with two light streaks down the back. They have pea combs and clean, yellow legs and feet. The primary plumage color of adult males is greenish black, with some feathers having red centers. The adult females have a redder plumage pattern than the males with many of the feathers being red mahogany with narrow, greenish black lacing. While Cornish are a slow growing breed and can produce large amount of breast meat, they should not be expected to grow at the same rate as Cornish crosses.

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Dark Cornish chicken

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.
Egg Size: large
Egg Color: brown
Type: standard
The Dark Cornish Standard Chicken used to be know abroad as the “Indian Game” and originated in Cornwall, England. Admitted to the American Standard of Perfection in 1893. They have thick, compact bodies and very close fitting body feathers. They usually weigh more than they look. The hens lay brown eggs. The cockerels are an excellent meat bird with broad, deep breasts. which have a range of mixed colors in the feathers and the egg shell tints are also in many colors. A great breed for backyard enjoyment and natural colored eggs to eat. Several variety colors were admitted to the American Standard of Perfection in 1984. Global Poultry Co. Ltd®’s Dark Cornish strain is a production type strain and not a show quality strain.

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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

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