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

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    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

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    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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