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No one has posted here in a while so I would like to ask a related question.
I have a naked neck rooster I bought recently. He is black with some red in his saddle feathers. Guy said he was a freebie from Murray Mcmurrays. Very pretty feathering with the black looking like the green sheen feathers found on an australorp.
I have planned to get a dark Cornish hen to breed him to for some meat chickens with a good thick breast. I am having trouble finding a good dark Cornish. I was looking at an Asil/Cornish but someone got her before I did. I think that would have been a great cross.
So I guess I am stuck with breeding him to my hens and what I have is RIR, White Leghorn and I have some Rhodebars that I got from breeding a very nice show quality barred rock rooster to my RIRs- they are black and white barred with no red.
I imagine the Rhodebar cross with the naked neck will be a good cross but I would like to get some advice as to what I can expect out of a cross the breeds of hens I have listed. Anything from good layer to lousy carcuss type info.
I would also like to know a good cross for a good naked neck double breasted meat chicken. Thanks