RIR crossed with a cornishXrock

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ninjascrub69, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. ninjascrub69

    ninjascrub69 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2010
    Bloomingdale, MI
    what does a RIR crossed with a cornishXrock look like? thinking about breeding them so i can get a bird thats heavier than a RIR but dosnt have leg problems and can still free range
  2. PineappleMama

    PineappleMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    And don't forget that you may get a very nice layer to boot.

    I'd love to hear if anyone has done this particular project.

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 22, 2009
    Alapaha, Ga
    I have crossed a RIR roo on the big broiler breeder hens ( the kind they use in the long houses to lay eggs that are incubated for hatching the meat birds) The owner gave us the escapee hens after they went out at the end of the season. But anyway, since the hens are Dominant White, they chicks came out to be white with black dots and layter as they matured, they got some nice red leakage that looked a bit like weak red lacing under the breasts. I raises them just like regular chickens and they were big heavey birds and didnt have any leg problems so that sounds like what you are wanting. But I sold them just before they started laying so I cant say how they would have been as layers. But it would be a great choice if you wanted meat birds.

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