Dark Cornish Chicken

As low as: $1.85

  • Dark Cornish – Sold as Baby Chicks Only  
       Minimums – Not Sexed = 3
                                Total of 3 birds to ship       
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Breed Facts

  • Poultry Show Class: English Class
  • 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)
  • Mating Ratio: 8 Females to 1 Male
  • Roost Height: 2 to 4 feet
  • Country of Origin –England
  • APA: Yes, Recognized by the Standard of Perfection in 1893
  • 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.


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.


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