Breeding color range meat birds.

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by chickencrazymom, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. chickencrazymom

    chickencrazymom Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 24, 2009
    We have been very happy with the growth of our color range meat birds, they are all of about the same size , and have been very healthy. We are due to butcher within 2 weeks , my question is, can I save a rooster and a few hens to keep for breeding so that I could hatch the eggs in the spring and not have to buy again ? Has anyone done this SUCESSFULLY ? I would need to build them their own pen, and don't want to go through the trouble if it won't work ! Ideas ? Suggestions ? Pictures ? Thank you !:thumbsupYou guys are great!!!
  2. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
    Keep the healthiest ones.....breed them and see what happens...but since they are hybrids I would gess they would not be as consistant, you could expect their size to very alot...
  3. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yup, it's like breeding two mutt dogs together- you're not going to get puppies that look like the parents. Trying it sure couldn't hurt though!
  4. Harp Turkey Ranch

    Harp Turkey Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2008
    McCleary, WA
    they are owned by the same company that owns cx birds so they have gotten the bloodlines secure. They will be all over the board on growth and weigt, but if you are wanting to for the fun of it go ahead, but you will not get what you just raised

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