HOMEBRED MEAT BIRD

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by JoJo 95, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. JoJo 95

    JoJo 95 Songster

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    I plan on starting my own small hatchery/egg and meat company. I want to breed my own meat hybrid that has these characteristics:
    fast growing
    clean yellow or white skin
    easy to raise
    large
    naturally reproductive
    lays a good number of eggs(at least 3 a week per bird)
    broody
    Anyone knows what breeds I could use and what pattern to breed in? Some breeds I was considering are:
    Dark Cornish
    White Giants
    White Wyandotte
    White Rocks
    Anyone who can add own breeds or tell me how to do this, please do.
     
  2. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Crowing

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    UMMMMMM there's this HUGE meat bird forum here... you might want to wander that way and READ it all.

    Go to index, and pick.... Meat birds.....
     
  3. JoJo 95

    JoJo 95 Songster

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    Im asking a genetics question. I already looked. I cant find any in the meat forum.[​IMG]
     
  4. TimG

    TimG Songster

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    You might want to read through this thread. This seems to be a topic that comes up from time to time without any real clear answer.

    From what digging around I have done, my conclusion is that someone who wants to make this happen is going to have to undertake a selective breeding program for a few generation before they have something approaching what they hope for in a sustainable type meat bird.
     

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