dual purpose breeds

  1. ChickChic00

    Meat Breed/Dual Purpose

    I am thinking about ording some chicks to raise and breed for meat. The breeds I have in mind are Black Australorp, Buff Orpington, Barred Rock, and Delaware. I would like to just cull some of the roos for meat and have any females I hatch as egg layers. I have a rir rooster that I want to breed...
  2. How the Dual Purpose Breed was Developed

    How the Dual Purpose Breed was Developed

    If you scroll a hatchery website, you may discover a category labeled "dual-purpose" breeds, such as Rhode Island Red, Australorps, and Wyandottes. Most dual-purpose breeds have American roots, however, all dual-purpose breeds have some foreign ancestors. I will elaborate on the influence that...
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