Cornish rooster over the flock?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Newchickenguy, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. Newchickenguy

    Newchickenguy Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 20, 2012
    My plan is to have 9 heavy breed dual purpose hens with avg egg laying abilites. Such as white rocks, dorking, delaware and new hamshire. My thought is to have a dark cornish rooster fertilizing the flock in order to further enhance meat charasteristics of there offspring. However I am afraid there offspring will pick up the poor egg laying charcteristics of the dark cornish breed. I will eventually have to replace the 9 egg laying hens so this is a concern of mine. Anyone have ideas on this?

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