Mixing a meat bird with a heritage?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Ibicella, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. Ibicella

    Ibicella Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 13, 2009
    Everett, WA
    I know that the mixed breed mutts like Cornish Cross, Freedom Rangers, Rainbow Rangers, and other of the larger faster-growing meat birds don't breed true.

    But has anybody taken a few to breed into their heritage flocks for some meaty mutts? Like kept a Cornish X and raised it until adulthood and then bred it to a regular heritage White Rock or something.

    I'm just interested in hearing stories and how any chicks that you got came out.
  2. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

    Aug 20, 2010
    The ones I've seen generally come out looking like their mama. If the mama was the heritage breed, then they look like a strange [that breed]. I hatched one whose mom was a dark cornish, roo was a black orp. It looked like a tall cornish. They generally are meaty at least.

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