Any one cross a red broielr (freedom ranger) with a white broiler???

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by chickenmanfla, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. chickenmanfla

    chickenmanfla Out Of The Brooder

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    I am interested in this cross anyone do this ?? dod it turn out good?
     
  2. crperdue

    crperdue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Almost.

    I'm moving my Delaware hens in with my ranger rooster this week. My Delawares are
    from Whitmore Farms which has great Delawares. This will produce red sex-links.

    I am currently raising 6 CX roosters on a starvation diet. I'm hoping to breed them
    with some 2nd generation ranger hens. This is still about 2 months away at least.

    I have breed my ranger rooster over barred rocks. The black sex-link roosters are
    pretty thick looking. These are still growing so the results are still unknown but they
    are looking good.

    Breeding experiments are fun since you can always just eat the failures. [​IMG]
     
  3. chickenmanfla

    chickenmanfla Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, I would love some photos of the didderent generations so I can compare, I have my Freedom ranges on their way and have 4 cornish cross hens 8 weeks old on a starvation died as well they actually started acting like real chickens about a week in to the starvation, they started to hunt and scratch on their own then got big enough to be with my commets and reds (egg flock). They all seem to be getting along.
     
  4. SteveH

    SteveH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2009
    West/Central IL
    Because they both can suffer growth related problems, I've chosen different crosses with my CX. I did see a chick produced by a FR crossed to a half CX that was very, very meaty and fast growing....................... but have no idea of its longevity.

    I don't starve my CX pullets, they have limited amounts of commercial feed but all the browze they want. They are now in a dry pen, so get all the grass clippings and vegatable scraps they care to eat, plus a bit of scratch, in addittion to their wet crumbles.
     
  5. crperdue

    crperdue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm one step closer to producing red sex-links using a ranger rooter:

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