Free Ranger Breeding Questions

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Wolf-Kim, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I understand that the Free Rangers are a cross, but has anyone here tried breeding them together?

    Do FRs live into maturity?

    Would the size be lost through future generations?

    I'm just curious. I am playing with another breeding project idea. Could FRs be used to help improve the meat part of a dual purpose breed?

    I know that many dual purpose breeds of today have migrated more into the farmyard/large layers. I would love to get some of my dual purpose back to being truly dual purpose.

    Do FRs have good feed conversion rate?
    Could this be a worthwhile project?

    Any thoughts or experiences would be great.

    -Kim
     
  2. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    I have bred my dark cornish roo to retained freedom ranger hens. they certainly live to laying age.
     
  3. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they practical to keep to laying age?

    Do you think the FR size and growth would continue in the offspring?

    Thanks Greyfield,

    -Kim
     

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