Can I cross Jersey giant with RIR?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by EJPAINTS, Dec 6, 2016.

  1. EJPAINTS

    EJPAINTS New Egg

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    I'm sorry I'm relatively new here so this may have already been answered. We've acquired a black jersey giant Roo that needed a home not in town. We have a flock of 10 RIR hens already & I'm wondering if there would be any issues crossing him with them for some meat birds to go into our freezer.

    Might be a stupid question, just wondering if there would be any reason not to do this due to the size difference.
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Shouldn't be any issue. Plus most hatchery Jersey Giant cocks won't be any bigger than your typical Production Red ("Rhode Island") cock.
     
  3. EJPAINTS

    EJPAINTS New Egg

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    Guess we'll give it a go then. This guy is only 3 months and already as big as our 11 month old RIR Roo. We've got some younger hens his age so he can have that little flock.
     

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