Barred Rock Cock X White Rock Hen

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by newchickens2009, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. newchickens2009

    newchickens2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

    571
    1
    141
    May 18, 2009
    BAHAMAS
    Has Anyone Ever Done This Cross Before? I Read Somewhere That The Cocks From This Cross Are Sold For Meat Birds Growing Up To 16lbs In 16 Weeks?
     
  2. newchickens2009

    newchickens2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

    571
    1
    141
    May 18, 2009
    BAHAMAS
    I Went Back To The Sight A Few Times To Make Sure That I Didn't Read It Wrong But It Says "16lbs In The Same Number Of Weeks".
     
  3. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    I have done this! I can't say I got 16 ponds in 16 weeks!
    closer to 6-8lbs! (alittle tough)

    I get the same results with less time!

    The crosses I do on regular bases:
    Cochin or Brahma & Rock
    Barred Rock & Buff Rock

    10 to 14 weeks 6-8lbs (in crock pot with 1 cup water & season cook 6 hours)

    Joanne
     
  4. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    10,684
    95
    321
    May 13, 2008
    Quote:That sounds a little lofty and if so they must both posses the fast growth gene and be of good stock to begin with, not to mention a vigorous feed program. I do wish you luck and keep us posted on your progress.

    AL
     
  5. newchickens2009

    newchickens2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

    571
    1
    141
    May 18, 2009
    BAHAMAS
    That Sounds More Like It. I Think That That What I Read Has To Be A Missprint?
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by