I wonder what I'd get if...

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by shelleyb1969, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    I cross black copper Maran and standard Cornish? As for color, I don't care. I'm just wondering about meat quantity and quality. [​IMG]
     
  2. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Marans are very good meat more darker kind of meat. If I was doing dual purpose ir would be a marans
     
  3. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    I love the darker meat. [​IMG] I'm just curious, since Marans and Cornish are both so heavy and meaty, if I could actually get some decent meat chicks in the first generation of breeding. Of course it would probably have to be a Maran rooster over Cornish hens. I wonder if anyone else has tried this cross? [​IMG]
     
  4. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    I haven't tried any of that. I had an extra Marans rooster that had bowed legs and I kept him for 24 weeks and he was mighty tastie. Faverolles also have darker meat and are very good, if you can get past them being a very good looking slow loving chicken, then you can eat them.
     

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