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Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Tarheel2288, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. Tarheel2288

    Tarheel2288 In the Brooder

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    A question for the old timers on here...I was doing some reading on the Cornish X breed today and began to wonder, back in "the day" before the Cornish X, which breed(s) were the most commonly used for raising meat birds, ie. which breeds seemed to grow the quickest, etc. without having the problems common to the cornish x.
     

  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    They were probably happy with any big chicken-before science took over!
     
  3. cubalaya

    cubalaya Crowing

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    delawares were in most of the chicken houses on the east coast. delaware, maryland, virginia; thats why some called them delmarvas. they were called indian rivers before that.
     
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  4. booker81

    booker81 Redneck Tech Girl

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    This might be something interesting for ya to watch - shows what was used before the CX and the process they started to move to faster and heavier chickens:
     
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  5. Kickin' Chickin'

    Kickin' Chickin' Songster

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    That video is awesome!!!
     
  6. michaelinnc84

    michaelinnc84 Songster

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    Very educational video.. made me hungry
     
  7. Smiles-N-Sunshine

    Smiles-N-Sunshine Songster

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    Thanks for posting that video! [​IMG]
     

  8. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Crowing

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    Before the Cornish Cross, the sale price chickens were scrawny little things with not much breast meat. I have no idea what they were, but they were a long ways from being as nice as the Cornish Cross.
     
  9. Tarheel2288

    Tarheel2288 In the Brooder

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    That was a great video, thanks for sharing that. So are those Delmarva chickens still popular?
     
  10. Henery Hawk

    Henery Hawk In the Brooder

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    Usually my attention span doesn't allow for viewing such long videos but I watched that whole thing. Great video. Thanks for sharing. :)
     

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