Hi all meat chicken breeders and experts. Is it possible to cross 2 common breeds for the purpose of emulating big chicken broiler companies F1 meat hybrids? I do not care about all white featered breed, or record fast growth and all the problems connected with. I want to raise a meat bird in 8 to 12 weeks. I found out common "double purpose" breeds like RI reds, Barred Rocks produced young rooster friers with tough meat good only for stew. My wife almost kicked me out of the house with my chickens LOL. The only exception were Light Sussex younger roos, even at older age their meat was tender, meaty and juicy dressed with nice white skin. I understand one can not exactly duplicate meat chicken big chicken companies grow, but I guess it is possible to come close. Since I have already Light Sussex hens (unfortunately I lost the roo) would a Cornish rooster be suitable to cross with them? I know some people crosses Delaware hens with cornish roosters, but I think Light Sussex is close to Delawares as far as meat qualities.