Cornish rocks ?'s

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Sonia, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. Sonia

    Sonia Songster

    Apr 19, 2008
    SE Oklahoma
    When this cross is made is it the roo or the hen that is the rock? and is it a barred or white rock? (sorry for the dumb questions if they have already been asked)
  2. greyfields

    greyfields Crowing

    Mar 15, 2007
    Washington State
    Cornish is the sire, Plymouth Rock is the dame. White is typically used, but it doesn't matter.

    Be aware that your backyard crosses will not be the monsters the hatchery bought broilers are. The breeders have 50 years of selective breeding under their belt, and you'll notice in their catalogs that the "Cornish" and "Rock" do not look a thing like the breeds we get for our backyard.

    With all that said, the hybrid cross you make yourself will grow faster and better than any purebreed you can purchase. I have some of my own 'Cornish Crosses' in the field now so you can certainly do it!

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