Well folks .... I have done all sorts of crosses as meat birds and never had anything like this happen before. Rather than a Cornish x Dorking I decided to try a Cornish x Rock and then take the progeny from that and cross back to the Dorking. Sounds workable right? Well after processing and cooking this cross I can honestly say it fleshes out well enough, but has produced the toughest meat bird I have ever had the displeasure of trying to eat. These where not old birds. They where raised on grower like all our other meat prospects and yet I think we discovered a new way to convince predators to stay away from ones flock. After trying to eat one of these they would have broken teeth and never return.