Cornish X meat birds?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by kfacres, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. kfacres

    kfacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where do all these little ole hatcheries get their breeding stock to sell the CX chicks? I thought those genetics were impossible to find, while held under lock/ key...??
     
  2. Neil Grassbaugh

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  3. Oregon Blues

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    Hatcheries are hatcheries. That means they hatch. Many of them do not raise their own eggs. I doubt that any of them raise all the different breeds, even if they do raise some of their own eggs.

    They buy the Cornish Cross eggs and hatch them out to get the chicks that they mail out.

    Whoever it is that has control of the lines is absolutely not allowing their breeding stock to get away from them.
     
  4. kfacres

    kfacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats what I figured... but always wondered..

    so how many of these companies are world wide?
     
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