Can you Breed a Cornish Cross hen with a Rhode Island Red?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Will02, Jan 1, 2016.

  1. Will02

    Will02 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 1, 2016
    Can you breed a Cornish cross hen with a Rhode Island Red rooster? Any pictures of what they will turn out like? Please answer. Thanks!
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    It's possible but it takes an experienced keeper and a strict broiler breeder diet to raise a Cornish Cross hen to maturity. Unless you are speaking of a True Rhode Island Red cock though, I am not sure what the goal of the cross would be. Anything with Cornish Cross blood in it will be a good meat bird but there's no reason to dilute the size further than necessary, and Production RIR cocks are skinny little things.

    The offspring would be white with plenty of red leakage.

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