Cornish cross with a polish roo?? Is it worth it?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by FarmerGrant011, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. FarmerGrant011

    FarmerGrant011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I only have one rooster and would like to keep it that way... I am in my schools FFA and one of my friends knows about my pet chickens and was wondering if I wanted one of her broilers. The county fair was last month so these are all the extra birds... My mom said I could get one, but I'm wondering... Would a broiler and a polish cross be an OK cross to eat?? I know with the polish they would lose some size.. But I still want to try it. What do you think I should do?? I have to know by Wednesday because he has to get rid of them on Wednesday.... Hope you can help!

    Grant
     
  2. Chemguy

    Chemguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unless you have a concern that you haven't voiced, I see no reason why you shouldn't do this.
     
  3. Bossroo

    Bossroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    While that cross will produce a chicken that you can eat and enjoy. The resulting chicks would be about 3 steps backward from the Cornish X as to meatiness. It would also serve as a good lesson in genetics.
     
  4. Tracydr

    Tracydr Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would worry that you may not even get the Cornish X to breeding age. They also aren't known for laying ability and fertility. Lots of double yokes and abnormal eggs. Doesn't sound like a very worthwhile project, especially since the show broilers will already be fattened, which will shorten their life significantly. You'll be lucky if they live to 12-14 weeks.
     
  5. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
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    I have three Cornish X that I have had since this spring. I am trying to hatch some of their eggs (the roo is a cornish x and 2 of the hens, the other hens are some red hens I got from TSC and an EE). I am very curious to see what kind of bird I will get from them. Eggs in the incubator now.
     

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