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Cornish Rocks vs Cornish X

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Whats the difference and why? Why does tractor supply sell Cornish rocks and not Cornish cross?

post #2 of 7
They are the same exact things just known by different names
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:welcome

 

Agree they're the same thing. 

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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I purchased Cornish rocks hoping to be able to breed them and increase the number of my meat bird flock. I've unfortunately lost about 20% of them to natures ways. I've now been reading that they rarely are able to be bred successfully and die as fast as they grow. Any success out there in breeding?
post #5 of 7
Well I would just say restrict feed, and the chicks will not grow as fast as the parents anyway, the parents are crosses for fast growth and if you breed Cornish crosses together they will no longer be Cornish rocks they will just be... Slower
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Originally Posted by Carpe diem View Post

I purchased Cornish rocks hoping to be able to breed them and increase the number of my meat bird flock. I've unfortunately lost about 20% of them to natures ways. I've now been reading that they rarely are able to be bred successfully and die as fast as they grow. Any success out there in breeding?

:welcome

 

Spend some time cruising the meat bird forum, there are lots of older threads where folks have tried doing this with varying results. 

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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post #7 of 7

Carpe, they were bred to slaughter at 8 to 12 weeks. Breeding meaties is like expecting a Dachshund to jump four feet. Not gonna happen.

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