Rock Cornish

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Rock Cornish

A small chicken of a breed developed by crossing white Plymouth Rock and Cornish chickens, used especially for roasting.

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Rock′ Cor′nish

a small hybrid chicken produced by mating Cornish and white Plymouth Rock chickens.
Also called Rock′ Cor`nish game′ hen`.
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Noun1.Rock Cornish - small plump hybrid developed by crossbreeding Plymouth Rock and Cornish fowl
domestic fowl, fowl, poultry - a domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowl
Rock Cornish hen - flesh of a small fowl bred for roasting
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From this was derived the White Rock, which today is crossed with Cornish chickens to produce the fast growing, meat-producing White Rock Cornish Cross found in stores today.
The modern Rock Cornish cross is bred to develop muscle tissue at an optimum rate.
Wyandottes trace their lineage back some 160 years, while the slow-growing Cornish birds--no relation to Rock Cornish Game Hens--were raised by solely by the wealthy.