New Breed meat bird project is under way.

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by al6517, May 29, 2010.

  1. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    Well the hatch is on and they are popping out very well....................

    This hatch is kinda special because there are several of my projects eggs in this hatch. those of you who know me know I am working on breeding a new type of self sustainable meat bird and have several combo's hatching today, here are the combo's.

    White Rock Rooster over Cornish X laying hen's that I raised special to get to laying age.

    White Rocks from pure good breeding stock.

    Standard White Cornish, trio my pride and joy.

    White Rock Rooster over Pure bred Standard Cornish Hen's.

    Standard White Cornish Rooster over Cornish X Hen's.

    Standard White Cornish Rooster over pure White rock Hen's

    Cornish X trio's mated to each other.

    Standard white Cornish over Cornish X hen's.

    These should give me some good stock to work with and keep good log's of there Traits and growth rates, along with new pure parent breed stock. These birds will then be bred with any and all of the above combinations to judge where we should start with F-2 generation. All this may take several years but I have plenty of time to work with it.


  2. ga_goat

    ga_goat Songster

    Apr 7, 2010
    Lowndes County Ga
    I have a 7 pound rooster hatched in Jan - cuckoo marana - weighed him yesterday , and a couple of hens that went over 5 same hatch . do the cornish really grow fast . I've never had any but was thinking about getting some .
  3. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    I'm really excited for you Al!!!!! keep good records . . . PLEASE [​IMG] I am really interested to hear the differences in the roo/hen hen/roo combo's. Also hatch rate would be interesting to know . . .
  4. Winsor Woods

    Winsor Woods Songster

    Jun 14, 2009
    Cascade Range in WA
    Hi Al,

    I'm interested in starting a similar breeding project in my area. What literature would you recommend that I review for information on Line breeding? What qualities are you measuring from each chicken? Do you happen to have a form that you've made to make it easier for data collection?

    Where do you obtain your starting birds?

  5. SteveH

    SteveH Songster

    Nov 10, 2009
    West/Central IL
    Sounds great ; best wishes for a successful hatch and some great chicks . I'd love to see pics of the chicks and your breeding stock along with updates .
  6. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    Yeah I do plan to keep good records but right now the push is on to get some good numbers on the ground as it may be some time before I can start to cull for certain things I want and growth rates. I am working on a matrix form to do this and also keep you posted on the progress.


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