Cornish
Origin:
Uk
Egg Color:
Brown
Egg Size:
Medium
Avg # eggs:
50/yr
Comb:
Pea

Cornish

The Cornish fowl originated in Cornwall, England. This was the Dark Cornish, the parent breed generally known abroad as "Indian Game," although the name Cornish is the more correct. It is a composite of several different blood lines--Asell (or Asil), Black-Red, Old English, and Malay. A distinguishing characteristic of the Cornish is that the body of both male and female is of the same conformation.

White Cornish were produced from White Malay - Dark Cornish crosses in 1890.

White-Laced Red Cornish were produced in America in 1893, from a Shamo Japanese - Dark Cornish cross. This is a super-heavy meat producing fowl, valuable also for crossing on other breeds for the production of market poultry. The skin color is yellow and the egg shells are brown.

References

  1. http://www.livestockconservancy.org/index.php/heritage/internal/cornish