Originally Posted by RavynFallen
You know I couldn't miss that!
I didn't know I had Ohiki due either... til one of the hens jumped out to grab a drink and relieve herself and there was a little black fuzzlet looking up at me!
Go Turk babies!!!
I love what you're doing with the BBB's and others... I couldn't get those, I would feel way to sorry for them... poor things... but that's also why I won't do meaties either...
Cornish x Rock hatchery birds are just nasty. Those coming from Frmboyinthecity should be much, much better, since they come from "normal" for the breed stock, not highly selected parent lines.
The BBB are often pathetic. The recent "development" that has resulted in legs that dislocate and break under the birds' weight, that leads to sudden heart attacks, and that leaves them prone to disease as they have to sleep on the floor, makes me sick. Yet I don't have enough lifetime left to start with pure heritage stock and select one generation per year to develop meatier birds. This is my second year of reverse engineering. I still have heavy boned birds, but they can fly a few feet up. Others are full heritage, small and light. It will probably take one more year of crossing in BB to get breeding stock.