Cochin cross meat birds

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by michickenwrangler, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

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    Would a cochin crossed with a red sex link produce a decent sized eating bird?

    Does anyone eat their cochins or cochin crosses? What breeds would be good to cross with them?

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  2. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    Im not really sure because i have never done this BUT
    They (cochins) Take a long time to mature so i think the crosses would take longer than wanted too. if thats not a problem i bet it would be a meaty bird!
     
  3. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

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    Not really. DH wants to breed partridge cochins--we'd eat the excess males--but we're having trouble finding a female. We do plan on getting a few Cornish-rocks next year but we'd also like to try some other breeds. Since we won't have purebred cochins, I'm wondering if our rooster crossed w/ our red-sex links would produce offspring worth eating (he weighs about 11 lbs, the hens about 4) and if something like Delawares, Plymouth Rocks, Orpringtons or even Jersey Giants would make a good meat bird crossed with a cochin.
     

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