Crossing Cornish for good meat bird

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by twindaddy43, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. twindaddy43

    twindaddy43 Out Of The Brooder

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    I recently purchased 2 Cornish hens and a Cornish rooster. I would like to raise birds out of them to be meat birds. Should I cross a Cornish hen with a Plymouth Rock Rooster or a Cornish rooster with a Plymouth Rock Hen.

    Thanks,

    Twindad
     
  2. kfacres

    kfacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no the cornish hens and cornish crosses, should not be used for breeding.. they are a terminal cross...

    now if you're talking about cornish, standard or bantam, purebred fowl (something other than white in color), they can be mated to any breed for a meatier type bird.

    I'm not sure on which kind you are talking about.
     
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  3. twindaddy43

    twindaddy43 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm not talking Cornish X, I'm talking standard Cornish.
     
  4. gmendoza

    gmendoza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive got a dark cornish bulldog roo and 3 hens and I am going to try crosses for meat only. Its up to you to make that decision.

    Maybe we both can do this together and compare the results?
     
  5. OSUman

    OSUman GO BUCKS

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  6. Brown Farmer

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    The cornish contributes a compact body which you can get from the cock. However, to benefit from the better laying of the rock, use a rock hen.
     

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