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Dark Cornish

 Dark Cornish Chicken Rooster


Dark Cornish Chicken Rooster

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Dark Cornish Chicken Hen

Day old Dark Cornish chicks

Day old Dark Cornish chicks

Head Shot of Dark Cornish Chciken Rooster

Head Shot of Dark Cornish Chicken Rooster

Dark Cornish Chicken



Dark Cornish Chicken Breed Information and Chicken Facts
*Heritage Breed

Dark Cornish Standard Chicken Breed Information

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. Cackle Hatchery® ’s Dark Cornish strain is a production type strain and not a show quality strain.

Chicken Facts:

  • Poultry Show Class: English

  • Weights:      Hen-----8 lbs                    Rooster------10 1/22 lbs
                       Pullet---6 1/2  lbs              Cockerel----8 1/2 lbs

  • Purpose: Meat Production

  • Egg Shell Color - Brown

  • Egg Production - 150+ eggs per year (*estimates only, see FAQ)

  • Country of Origin -England

  • APA: -Yes, Recognized by the Standard of Perfection

  • ALBC: -Watch Status, Considered a sustainable heritage chicken breed.

  • Breeder Farm Source: “ Cackle Hatchery®  Poultry Breeding Farm” investing over 40 years of developing our bloodline or strain of pure production type Dark Cornish.


Cackle Hatchery®  has these chickens for sale. If you would like just a few chicks for sale then check out our Small Poultry Order or City/Town Chicken Specials and also our Backyard Chicken Houses.

Minimum of 5 birds of each breed, variety, color, or sex. ONLY EXCEPTIONS: If you are ordering pullets, you may order 1 or 2 cockerels to go with them  or UNLESS YOU ARE ORDERING ONE OF THE CITY-TOWN OR SMALL ORDER SPECIALS”
Straight Run, Pullets and Cockerels are shipped at 1 day of age, the chicks arrive at your post office at 2-3 days of age  You MUST have a minimum order of 15 chicks total.
Breed  Group Quantity Per Chick Price
To Purchase
Dark Cornish Straight Run 5  2.85 14.25
Dark Cornish Straight Run 10  2.75 27.50
Dark Cornish Straight Run 15  2.65 39.75
Dark Cornish Straight Run 25  2.50 62.50
Dark Cornish Straight Run 50 2.35  117.50
Dark Cornish Straight Run 100  2.05 205.00
Dark Cornish Pullets 5  3.15 15.75
Dark Cornish Pullets 10  3.05 30.50
Dark Cornish Pullets 15  2.95 44.25
Dark Cornish Pullets 25 2.85 71.25
Dark Cornish Pullets 50  2.70 135.00
Dark Cornish Pullets 100 2.35 235.00
Dark Cornish Cockerels 1-9  2.00 2.00

Dark Cornish Cockerels 10  1.65 16.50
Dark Cornish Cockerels 15  1.50 22.50
Dark Cornish Cockerels 25  1.40 35.00
Dark Cornish Cockerels 50 1.30  65.00
Dark Cornish Cockerels 100  1.20 120.00

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