Breeding Meat birds

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by eggscetera, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. eggscetera

    eggscetera Out Of The Brooder

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    Have any of you bred a good meat cross? I've got a beautiful Freedom Ranger roo with 3 FR hens. I'm looking forward to FR chicks this spring but thought it would be fun to cross my roo with a dual purpose bird to see what i get. Any suggestions?
     
  2. jessicayarno

    jessicayarno Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How about crossing the FR roo with a BR hen.. I am getting some fast growing broilers in about a month, similar to the FR and I was just telling my hubby that I would like to try crossing one of the roos with my BR hens and see what I get..
     
  3. eggscetera

    eggscetera Out Of The Brooder

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    Good suggestion. I heard Dorkings were a good meat bird but am not sure how long they would take to mature.
     

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