proposed marans x rock meat cross

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by busby965, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. busby965

    busby965 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 11, 2013
    I am planning to cross one of my BCM roos over a few of my barred rock hens so i can get a sex linked type. then separate the roos from the pullets and raise the roos for dedicated meat birds. Then sell/trade the pullets just as mixed chicks at the local flea market ( i sell birds there already) does anyone have experience with this or similar cross, and what are your thoughts on caponizing them. thanks
  2. SIMZ

    SIMZ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2011
    Northwest Indiana
    I have raised BCM/Cuckoo marans crosses, and will also be using a barred rock with my BCM rooster.
    It's a great way to know right away which are girls and which are boys. Guaranteed day old pullets are an easy sell. The boys were chunky little things, even though we ended up having to process them really young.

    No thoughts on caponizing, though.

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