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Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by skeeter, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. skeeter

    skeeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is the oldest freedom ranger you have eaten?Do they just get bigger than a barred rock or some of the other "duel purpose" or are they more like a Cornish X but just take a couple more weeks to get there?
    I wish I knew more about these birds

    Thanks
     
  2. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    They are like Cornish Crosses, but just take a couple extra weeks to get to the same size a Cornish X would. The biggest difference is they don't drop dead, aren't white and are very active.

    I have two Gourmet Blacks I've held back. They're easily the heaviest hens on my property, but they are certainly not lethargic. They're as good of foragers as any breed I keep.
     
  3. skeeter

    skeeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    any eggs you might be willing to sell??(fertile from the black hens)
     
  4. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    Well since they're hybrids, you really can't rebreed them and get Freedom Rangers. The offspring will vary in performance and appearance. You can dabble with breeding them, as I have, but it doesn't really compare with getting a batch from Barbara.
     
  5. skeeter

    skeeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    right,not trying to make her birds,or the factory "cornish cross" just want to dabble in the gene pool
     

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