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What is the fastest groing chicken breed other than cornish cross?

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What is the fastest groing chicken breed other than cornish cross? Thinking about ordering more fuzzys

To many animals to name but my favorites Puppy and 16 Silki"s And 5 RIR,two welsummers,Year old bay filly,Trio of mischief "goats. My lovely little chubbys "pigs"..Many more..I love my little family of animals
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To many animals to name but my favorites Puppy and 16 Silki"s And 5 RIR,two welsummers,Year old bay filly,Trio of mischief "goats. My lovely little chubbys "pigs"..Many more..I love my little family of animals
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post #2 of 10

Do you want meat birds or layers?

Don't get all your exercise leaping to conclusions!

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Don't get all your exercise leaping to conclusions!

Poultry- they may be your pets, they may be your hobby, they may be your livestock. But remember, if you fall down in the pen, unconscious? They WILL eat you.
Chicken Tender of 20 years

 

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dual?

To many animals to name but my favorites Puppy and 16 Silki"s And 5 RIR,two welsummers,Year old bay filly,Trio of mischief "goats. My lovely little chubbys "pigs"..Many more..I love my little family of animals
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To many animals to name but my favorites Puppy and 16 Silki"s And 5 RIR,two welsummers,Year old bay filly,Trio of mischief "goats. My lovely little chubbys "pigs"..Many more..I love my little family of animals
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Most dual purpose breeds are slow growers. I believe Freedom Rangers/Label Rouge might be fast though? idunno

Araucanas, Polish, Shamos, Olive Eggers, and a handful of Finn Sheep, Wensleydale Sheep, Gotland Sheep, Kinder Goats, a Yak, and various rare breed Turkeys, Ducks, and Pigs.

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Araucanas, Polish, Shamos, Olive Eggers, and a handful of Finn Sheep, Wensleydale Sheep, Gotland Sheep, Kinder Goats, a Yak, and various rare breed Turkeys, Ducks, and Pigs.

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A good strain of Delawares may be what you are looking for. Delawares were the popular meat bird, and a Delaware x New Hampshire cross was the favored dinner bird until the Cornish X came onto the scene.

Let me emphasis that it is a _good_ strain of Delawares. We're talking about a flock that would be more expensive to start, but would quickly pay for itself in quality. The hatchery Delawares I have come across have been too narrow, flighty, and slender to really impress people. They can be used for the dinner table - and I'm sure that many people who have ordered them are happy. But they would be blown away if they had the real deal.

Dorkings are another really nice table bird, though they are even harder to get into than Delawares. White Rocks grow fast, too. I've been pleasantly surprised when I ordered White Rocks from hatcheries in the past. They are usually the first to feather out and will tower over the other breeds during the first few weeks. While I doubt they are as nice as proper heritage strains, it does look like the hatcheries have managed to maintain a really fast growing production bird. Some of the White Rocks I ordered were from Meyer Hatchery, and if you aren't looking at spending a small fortune then I'd recommend them.

Barred Rocks and New Hampshires also do well. Beyond that you're looking at nice birds that you select because they are pretty or because you prefer their other qualities.

Raising American Buff and Pilgrim Geese, Ancona, Harlequin, Rouen, Campbell, Saxony, and Buff ducks, Muscovies, Rosecomb Barred Rock, Blue Laced Red Wyandotte, Wheaten/Blue Ameraucana, and Red Ameraucana chickens, Blue/Royal Palm and Blue Slate turkeys, Jumbo Coturnix quail, Jumbo Ringneck Pheasants, Redclaw Lobsters, Blue Tilapia, and an assortment of show rabbits. Hatching eggs available.
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Raising American Buff and Pilgrim Geese, Ancona, Harlequin, Rouen, Campbell, Saxony, and Buff ducks, Muscovies, Rosecomb Barred Rock, Blue Laced Red Wyandotte, Wheaten/Blue Ameraucana, and Red Ameraucana chickens, Blue/Royal Palm and Blue Slate turkeys, Jumbo Coturnix quail, Jumbo Ringneck Pheasants, Redclaw Lobsters, Blue Tilapia, and an assortment of show rabbits. Hatching eggs available.
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I feel the word/term DP Dual Purpose is over used and over rated as there really are not any more true Dual purpose birds around these day's, the term was used back before the time of factory farms and the demolition of the term DP by mass Hatcheries.

WTS I think a good line of White Rocks is your best bet.

                                                                                      AL

Standard White Cornish, Dark's & White laced Red Cornish Breeder..........If you don't have Cornish you don't have Chickens. Breeding the best, to the best.
As good as a few and better than most, What You'll Tolerate in your flock is what you'll get.
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Standard White Cornish, Dark's & White laced Red Cornish Breeder..........If you don't have Cornish you don't have Chickens. Breeding the best, to the best.
As good as a few and better than most, What You'll Tolerate in your flock is what you'll get.
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The following traditional table chicken hybrid crosses will grow in 8 to 10 weeks, are broad breasted. Most have white feathers and skin for a clean carcass and white skin.

  Light Sussex x White Wyandotte
An excellent table chicken but care must be taken in selecting the breeders so the breast bone of the offspring is not too high. Care should also be taken in selecting the White Wyandotte hens, they must not have any black in the legs in order to get good white fleshed table bird. These are fast growing birds that are short legged, carrying lots of meat. Feathers are white with the odd black fleck. Almost all of these birds will be white fleshed.

  White Wyandotte X Light Sussex
Take care in selecting the White Wyandotte Cocks, they must not have any black in the legs in order to get good white fleshed table bird. Some chicks will have a yellow skin but other than this, the resulting birds are much the same as the Light Sussex X White Wyandotte cross mentioned above.

  Indian Game (Cornish) X Rhode Island Red
This produces a yellow skinned bird which can be greatly enhanced in color by feeding maize and allowing access to fresh green grass. The Rhode Island Red is a fast growing breed which dominates the slower growing Indian Game. Indian Game cocks should be at least a year old so that fertility is high. Since Rhode Island Reds are prolific layers, there is never any shortage of hatching eggs.

  Indian Game (Cornish) X Sussex on Light Sussex
This is a second cross that was once very popular to produce a very meaty white fleshed table bird. The first cross results in slow growth but the second results in very fast growth.

Chris

 

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NPIP # 31-516
Society for the Preservation of Poultry Antiquities http://sppa.webs.com/

Breeding Large Fowl Single and Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds to APA Standard


"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares." – 

George Washington

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post #8 of 10
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I really like BR but i bought some from this guy at "Chick day" yes i know i should have but i could help myself and it must have been the strain but they have also grown slow..I think i might look into the delware

To many animals to name but my favorites Puppy and 16 Silki"s And 5 RIR,two welsummers,Year old bay filly,Trio of mischief "goats. My lovely little chubbys "pigs"..Many more..I love my little family of animals
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To many animals to name but my favorites Puppy and 16 Silki"s And 5 RIR,two welsummers,Year old bay filly,Trio of mischief "goats. My lovely little chubbys "pigs"..Many more..I love my little family of animals
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 Light Sussex x White Wyandotte
An excellent table chicken but care must be taken in selecting the breeders so the breast bone of the offspring is not too high. Care should also be taken in selecting the White Wyandotte hens, they must not have any black in the legs in order to get good white fleshed table bird. These are fast growing birds that are short legged, carrying lots of meat. Feathers are white with the odd black fleck. Almost all of these birds will be white fleshed.

  White Wyandotte X Light Sussex
Take care in selecting the White Wyandotte Cocks, they must not have any black in the legs in order to get good white fleshed table bird. Some chicks will have a yellow skin but other than this, the resulting birds are much the same as the Light Sussex X White Wyandotte cross mentioned above.

  Indian Game (Cornish) X Rhode Island Red
This produces a yellow skinned bird which can be greatly enhanced in color by feeding maize and allowing access to fresh green grass. The Rhode Island Red is a fast growing breed which dominates the slower growing Indian Game. Indian Game cocks should be at least a year old so that fertility is high. Since Rhode Island Reds are prolific layers, there is never any shortage of hatching eggs.

  Indian Game (Cornish) X Sussex on Light Sussex
This is a second cross that was once very popular to produce a very meaty white fleshed table bird. The first cross results in slow growth but the second results in very fast growth.

Chris

 

I know it's an old thread but that is very good info.  I just want to clarify the 4th cross here, if someone can tell me, what does it mean by "Sussex on Light Sussex"?  Does it mean any other breed of sussex like speckled or buff etc crossed with light sussex?

 

It's good to come across these crosses, as I had already narrowed down my flock to RIR, Light Sussex (we don't really have delawares in UK) and Wyandottes as being the most useful dual purpose breeds for sustainability (meat, eggs and broodiness), but the issue was always meat was a slow process.  But if putting an indian game roo over them speeds things up to 10 weeks, even 12 weeks, this is great news. 

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Well, I found the answer here http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/434970/what-could-i-cross-with-these-breeds-to-get-a-better-meat-bird/10

 

 

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 Now in the case of a Indian Game X Sussex on Light Sussex cross. This is a double cross or a, "second cross" and will take two (2) years to fully produce this hybrid.
 
In the first year a Indian Game male is crossed with a Light Sussex hen, the offspring are called F1's and the best F1 male is saved for future breeding.
In the second year the F1 male that was saved from the first year breeding is now bred back to a Light Sussex hen and completing the hybrid.

Chris
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