I managed to thoroughly peeve Conrad tonight. I groped all 5 of his Dixie Rainbow gals to see how meaty they felt as I start to think about who gets to sure meat babies with whom. The crown jewel came when I picked him up. You would have thought I stuck him with a branding iron. Fortunately he is vocal to me but knows I'm the boss and won't try and mark me like ralphie got the other day.
They are all pretty big but definitely not CX big. I think round 1 will be Conrad with the rainbow girls and Betty white my CX hen and Conrad (a chunky buckeye) over my 5 Cornish hens (3 dark, 2 wlr) and see what that gives me.
I worry a little about fertility with Conrad. He is a big boy and I have seen him take a fall trying to do his deed and the hens don't give a second try.
I have Bert's brothers, they are huge. They are CX over Rainbows if you want one you can have it. They are all barred with some bleeding, the only one that did not come out barred is Bert Jr.