Asil X Cornish x

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by upthecreek, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. upthecreek

    upthecreek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone ever crossed the large asil fowl (large india game with a lot of body/meat/) over or under the cornish cross like you can buy from hatcheries (the ones in the broiler/fryer houses) to produce broilers or fryers ????
    using either the asil or cornishx roosters - or - the hens of asils or cornishx hens ????
    I hope this question is understandable ............
     
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  2. FarmerGrant011

    FarmerGrant011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No.. but I have ALWAYS thought it would be a very great project for someone to do. I mean just think about it. Asils can live off the land if given to the choice.. now cross that to a cornish and you have a completely self sufficient chicken!
     
  3. eggscetera

    eggscetera Out Of The Brooder

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    I hadn't thought about this cross at all- it's intriguing. I don't have any Asil fowls though. But I am planning to cross a Freedom Ranger roo with some Dark cornish x hens to see if I get a better free ranging meat bird.
     
  4. upthecreek

    upthecreek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The asil has a great body mass/meat and are like prehistoric creatures , self sufficient and it seems to me would make a great meat bird crossed with the modern day broiler/fryer cornish X types .
    Hope you luck with your cross , it should be an improvement !!



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  5. upthecreek

    upthecreek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    right-on


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  6. wood&feathers

    wood&feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mmm...drumsticks

    My family thinks this is a great cross. I love the leg on those big Asian games
     

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