I know this subject has been covered many times but it seems like everyone uses cornish roosters. Does anyone know or has anyone ever used standard cornish cross hens with this cross. I have 2 dark cornish hens and am wondering what I would get if I crossed to a Partridge Rock, Speckled Sussex or a BLRW rooster. I'm not that interested in crosses to other broiler chickens, just info on crossing to other breeds that have no cornish lineage. I know they will not be as big as commercial cornish roasters. I do not eat any of my chickens so I dont care about producing meat birds. I just want to know if the offspring will be bigger than parent stock? If the pea comb is dominant and if they will have the same health issues as the commecial lines do? I want to make sure before I do this that they will not cripple up and have heart attacks and strokes. I'm also hoping for a longer lifespan since I plan to keep the offspring as part of my free-range flock. If anyone can help it would be greatly appriceated. If you have already done a similar cross and have pics of the adult offspring that would be even better. someone please help. I am not interested in raising the chicks and getting attached to them just to watch them cripple up and die before they even lay thier first eggs.