skeeter

Songster
12 Years
Nov 19, 2007
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Parma Idaho
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
 

greyfields

Crowing
12 Years
Mar 15, 2007
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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.
 

greyfields

Crowing
12 Years
Mar 15, 2007
4,889
31
261
Washington State
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.
 

skeeter

Songster
12 Years
Nov 19, 2007
646
4
151
Parma Idaho
right,not trying to make her birds,or the factory "cornish cross" just want to dabble in the gene pool
 

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