Are the rosambro birds extinct?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by sovietkennels, Sep 26, 2018.

  1. sovietkennels

    sovietkennels Chirping

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    Just wondering if any hatcheries still sell them, or if anyone had an idea of theri genetic make up, or at least 1 picture of a grown one, thanks
     
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  2. KikisGirls

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  3. sovietkennels

    sovietkennels Chirping

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    Yes, I've read every post on them, seems the last mentions of them was around 2012,2013, mt-di hatchery doesn't have a website anymore and seems like that was theri specialty bird. Picking up bits and pieces it seems like they might have been a cornish X mixed with a ranger type bird which I find very interesting , grow out about 2-4 weeks longer but they could walk and possibly live longer. All the posts I've read promised to post updated pics of them growing but never do
     
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  4. Geena

    Geena Songster

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    There are other hatcheries that are crossing CornishX and colored broilers now. Here's one

    https://www.moyerschicks.com/product/robust-white-day-old-chicks/
     
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  5. sovietkennels

    sovietkennels Chirping

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    Thank you @Geena, that's exactly what I was looking for, hopefully more posts start coming up about robust whites in the future, just waiting for my brooder to free up from my lf cochins then ill order some (many graphs and charts coming) might even cross some robust whites to my biggest cochins to give them a decent shape

    50% LF cochin
    25% cornish cross
    25% ranger type
     
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  6. Molpet

    Molpet Free Ranging

    duluth ralphie got some of us breeding cx to rangers .. https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/toads-the-perfect-chicken.994977/#post-15473211
    I have crossed a heritage roo to cx hen and have been eating them for a couple of years now
     
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  7. sovietkennels

    sovietkennels Chirping

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    @Molpet I've been following the toad line closely, just seems he's having issues with heart attacks like the the cornish X's, I believe his toads are
    Cornish X cornish = F1
    F1 X ranger = F2
    F2 X cornish =F3 (toad)
    75% cornish
    25% ranger, which is probably 25-50% cornish itself, which is too much cornish I believe.

    If I recall Ralph is now doing
    F3 (toad) X Buckeye = F4 (toad v2) or somthing of that sort.
    50% Buckeye
    37.5% cornish
    12.5% ranger

    Following his strategy the robust whites would get me to his F2 step, then to take to LF cochin would be
    50% cochin
    25% cornish
    25% ranger
     
  8. Molpet

    Molpet Free Ranging

    You are correct on his progression
    Keep us posted on your progress :highfive:
     

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