Alternatives to cornish rock crosses?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BlueMottie, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. BlueMottie

    BlueMottie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Helloooo fellow BYC members on this fine and freezing day, posting to you from the abominable wastelands of Northern MI-

    Does anyone know of a cross that fleshes out as well as a cornish rock cross-but isn't genetically engineered to basically begin to fall apart after x amount of weeks?

    I do have an orpington x cochin cock being bred to rock and sussex hens, but I doubt that the chicks are going to turn into those nice, plump birds that make you salivate just looking at them-though they are starting to show some potential, but they probably won't flesh out until 5-7 months of age. I'm looking for something that will have a decent carcass at about 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 months.
     
  2. Southerngirl

    Southerngirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Go check out the Meat Birds forum You will find tons of info on people wanting and doing the same.[​IMG]
     
  3. BlueMottie

    BlueMottie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pff, I totally forgot there was a meatbird forum. Thanks! [​IMG]
     

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