dual purpose x ranger ?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by bucklev, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. bucklev

    bucklev Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you think crossing a dual purpose roo say wyandotte with a ranger would result in a good meat chick?Also how would you go about holding back a meaty to breed?
     
  2. Brunty_Farms

    Brunty_Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The offspring of the cross will be a better growing bird than it's dual purpose parent but not as fast as the ranger parent. Your still looking at around 15 weeks until processing.

    Select for fast feather growth and weight gain. For the wyandottes, select for the fastest growing out of the bunch, same with the rangers.. feathers next.
     
  3. pepper48_98

    pepper48_98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone ever tried crossing the cornish X with the rangers?
     

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