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Cornish Bantams

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Day old Cornish Bantam Chicks

Hatching mid-February to July.

A docile yet active bird, the Cornish is great for the homesteader!

Production: The cornish bantams are not as good of layers compared to other breeds. A hen will lay an average of 2 eggs a week that are light brown in color. Many people raise cornish bantams as meat birds, due to their large breast size.

Temperament: This breed is a docile one and bears confinement well. They are loud and active and best suited for areas that allow chickens.

History: The Cornish bantams were first introduced to the public as Indian-Game bantams in 1887. The same ingredients of the large fowl Cornish, the Aseel, Black Red Pit Game, and Black Red Malay, was used to create the bantam, with the addition to crossing the bird with a Black Red Game bantam to create its bantam size. The Indian-Game name was officially switched to the Cornish in 1920. It is unclear when the the bird was first imported to the United States, however the bird first appeared at the St. Louis show in 1904.

Colors: This breed comes in a variety of recognized colors including dark, white and white laced red.

Body Type: The Cornish bantams are short, narrow, and muscular.

Standard Weights: Rooster 44 Ounces, Hen 36 Ounces, Cockerel 40 ounces, Pullet 32 ounces

Classification: American Poultry Association Class: All Other Combs Clean Legged Bantam Class


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