Best meat breed?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by extraordinaryfowl, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. extraordinaryfowl

    extraordinaryfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is the best breed or some of the standard breeds for meat production? I have heard of Silver King but hear they also have low fertility rates. Is this true? I am looking for a good meat breed that can reproduce well. Thanks
     
  2. larrylofts

    larrylofts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    utilty kings come in several colors silver is one i think you are talking about show kings other squabing breeds are gaint homers texan pioneers hubbels carneau these need to be squab producers not show type
     
  3. franciscreek

    franciscreek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    utility kings or hubbles seem to be the choice of most
     
  4. extraordinaryfowl

    extraordinaryfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So your saying that Utility Kings are different then kings used for show?
    Like there are utility/production lines and show lines?
     
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