Dark Cornish Chickens are famous for their gourmet flavor and wide bodies. Developed in Cornwall, England, these muscular birds are the beginnings of today’s commercial cornish cross broiler industry. Dark Cornish are a slow-growing breed and are typically processed around 18 to 22 weeks.
Dark Cornish Chickens are great foragers. Hens can lay between 160 and 180 light brown or tinted eggs per year. They can go broody and are protective mothers. Dark Cornish are unique in that the males and females have such similar confirmation. Dark Cornish have a pea comb.
Average mature weight: roosters 8 lbs., hens 6 lbs.