Huge European Meat bird..what is it?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by BluegrassSeramas, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. BluegrassSeramas

    BluegrassSeramas Serama Savvy

    Aug 25, 2008
    Central Kentucky
    This may need to be under breeds, but I figured you guys would know.
    I got 2 birds at a swap that I think that he said were something called Red-bows? Thats what it sounded like anyways.
    Here's what I know:
    They are HUGE. They are 6 weeks old and almost the size of my black stars with feet like Velociraptors.

    They are a cross, I suppose, because they are infertile.

    They can live longer than most meat breeds, and the hens lay HUGE turkey size eggs that are almost always double yolkers.

    They called it the European meat bird..

    They told me it was derived from a French breed...or crossed with a french breed?

    The ones that I saw were in the buff range of color.

    What do I have here?
    Thanks!!
    <------- Totally clueless about these, just figured, WHY NOT, my kids could ride it around or something.... [​IMG]
     
  2. dancingbear

    dancingbear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could that have been Red Bros? They're a broiler breed, and a hybrid, but they are not infertile. They just don't breed true, same as any other hybrid chicken.
     
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2009
  3. BluegrassSeramas

    BluegrassSeramas Serama Savvy

    Aug 25, 2008
    Central Kentucky
    This guy said that they were infertile, but I have no clue on the breed, so it may not be true.

    I just looked the Redbro up an found this
    http://www.jmhatchery.com/free-range-broiler/colored-range-chicks/prod_5.html?review=read#

    and it looks like I may have the Le Poulet Yellow...they have feathers on their neck, I read that there is a cross with a naked neck.

    Im still trying to find the sizes and more info......

    Anyone else wanna guess? [​IMG] I'll get pictures later.

    More info here...
    http://members3.boardhost.com/shilala/msg/1210878678.html
     
  4. BluegrassSeramas

    BluegrassSeramas Serama Savvy

    Aug 25, 2008
    Central Kentucky
    Oops! Forgot to say thank you to dancingbear!
     

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