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Cornish Rocks vs Cornish X

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by FakeFarmer1, Mar 11, 2016.

  1. FakeFarmer1

    FakeFarmer1 Out Of The Brooder

    Whats the difference and why? Why does tractor supply sell Cornish rocks and not Cornish cross?
     
  2. calpal212

    calpal212 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are the same exact things just known by different names
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Agree they're the same thing.
     
  4. Carpe diem

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    I purchased Cornish rocks hoping to be able to breed them and increase the number of my meat bird flock. I've unfortunately lost about 20% of them to natures ways. I've now been reading that they rarely are able to be bred successfully and die as fast as they grow. Any success out there in breeding?
     
  5. calpal212

    calpal212 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I would just say restrict feed, and the chicks will not grow as fast as the parents anyway, the parents are crosses for fast growth and if you breed Cornish crosses together they will no longer be Cornish rocks they will just be... Slower
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Spend some time cruising the meat bird forum, there are lots of older threads where folks have tried doing this with varying results.
     
  7. Hay Belly

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    Carpe, they were bred to slaughter at 8 to 12 weeks. Breeding meaties is like expecting a Dachshund to jump four feet. Not gonna happen.
     

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