I have been dreaming up an idea for a colored ranger experiment- and I have a few questions for those that have crossed these guys before: 1. Is it better to keep the hens or a roo for the first cross (or both to each other)? I am seeing different folks give different opinions on this, my first thought was to keep hens since they will not get as big and not have difficulty breeding. I would like to use my Del roos for the first cross to the ranger hens, but maybe not? I do not want to go through the trouble of restricting feed on a few birds. 2. If bred to a DP breed (ie nice Del strain), how long to get to 5 pound live weight? Or how much longer than the ranger's 10 weeks (or shorter than the Del's 16)? Would it be smack in he middle- like 13? 3. If bred to each other, do the rangers have a longer than 10 week grow out? Again I do not want to save a roo if it means I must restrict feed so it might be moot. Thanks ahead of time!