cornish X rock crosses?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by DUCKGIRL89, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know that cornish rocks are a mixter of cornish hens and white rocks, but do you use white rock hens and cornish roos? Or the other way around? How does it work?

    And is there differnt breeds of cornish chickens? If so which one do you use?

    Thanks!
     
  2. SteveH

    SteveH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That was true many years ago, but the term CX or Cornish Rock is actually not accurite at all for the modern white commercial meaty.
     
  3. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Today's Cornish X are the product of years of breeding. You just can't cross anything with a cornish and get the same bird yourself without years and years of work. Many people are crossing dark cornish or whatever color we have with other breeds for a meat bird, they just aren't the meaty, fast growing birds that commercial cornish x are.

    They did start with cornish and either rocks or new hampshire, not sure which, maybe all three at various points. Not sure if it matters which is the male or not.
     

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