First Meat Bird Expirement - Need Opinion

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by bigredfeather, May 26, 2010.

  1. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    Yorkshire, Ohio
    I am preparing to do my first cross to see if I can create a vigorous hybrid meat bird. I have decided I am going to cross my Speckled Sussex w/ my Buckeyes. Having never tried this, I was wondering how others decide which way to cross. Should I use my Buckeye roo w/ SS hen or SS roo w/ Buckeye hens? Please explain why.
  2. SteveH

    SteveH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2009
    West/Central IL
    Personally I would make the cross both ways and see if there's noticable difference ; or I would use the Sussex hens , if ? they are the better layers , just for efficiency . [ I would think of it more as a search for crossbred vigor than hybrid vigor . ]

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