Day-Old Chicks: Dark Cornish

Dark Cornish
Dark Cornish
Dark Cornish Baby Chicks
Dark Cornish Baby Chick
Dark Cornish Baby Chick
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For the safety of the chicks shipped between Dec 17, 2018 and Mar 25, 2019, orders must have a minimum of 8 standard or 15 bantam chicks, and will be shipped Express Mail.
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Description:

Cornish are stocky meat birds from the Southwest corner of England with short, close-fitting feathers. Because they don't have much insulation, they don't do especially well in drafty cold, even though their small pea combs are not usually subject to frostbite. Still, they are a sweet bird and make a lovely addition to a mixed flock! (Please bear in mind this breed is largefowl, even though the photo shows a bantam.)

Most chicken meat bought in US supermarkets comes from a White Cornish x White Plymouth Rock cross. Because the poor crosses were bred to be confined, they're not the best pets, but these Dark Cornish don't suffer from the same problems the Cornish Crosses do. Nonetheless, they're still not especially good foragers, nor are they usually very active birds in general. We're told they can make great lap chickens and have a gentle nature, even though they are large, heavy and look fierce. They tend to be on the lower end of the pecking order in mixed flocks despite their size.

The Dark Cornish is rare, and isn't kept for meat like the crosses or even the more commonly available white plumaged Cornish. Instead, the Dark Cornish is kept mainly for show!

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Product Features:

* We can ship as few as three baby chicks! Our minimums are based on your zip code, and how long the USPS tells us it will take for your order to arrive at your post office. The longer they tell us it will take, the higher your minimum. Find out your minimum chick order

* Any order of 15+ chicks ships via USPS Priority Mail service, and 3-14 chicks ship via USPS Express Mail.
Why we use the USPS

* We offer Marek's vaccinations on all standard (large fowl) chicks, and you'll have the opportunity to select that during the checkout process.

* Baby chicks have special needs including heat of about 95* the first week of life! Read more, here

* Breed photos may not be representative of the parent breeding stock.In some cases our photos are of winning exhibition lines of poultry. Unless noted otherwise, we do not source from exhibition lines, nor do we select for exhibition.


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