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Crossing with cornish x... Outcomes?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Erica, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. Erica

    Erica Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No good dual purpose birds in my neck of the woods, so I'm back to trying to cross in some extra meet (just another 400g or so on a 16 week old bird).

    I just wondered, for those who've done it (crossing cornish x into layers or DP), did it go well, or did you find yourself importing some truly unwanted characteristics? Or did the flock stabilise at a good compromise (weight/laying ability) and you were able to happily keep breeding from offspring?

    Many thanks,
    Erica
     
  2. Sundown_Farmer

    Sundown_Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Erica

    Erica Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Sundown_Farmer! [​IMG]
     

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