Rosambros Just arrived

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Bucky182, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. Bucky182

    Bucky182 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They just got here today from MT-DI hatercry so I will se how they do. I will let everyone know. Just looking for something different than CX or FR. The FR seem allot more expensive than my Kosher Kings or these.
     
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:where did you get them from???
     
  3. Bucky182

    Bucky182 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got them from MT-DI hatchery out of PA they are a French breed of chicken but are suppose to be an off white color not red like FR and supposedly are ready to butcher in about 8-10 weeks.
     
  4. Bucky182

    Bucky182 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is there contact information,

    MT-DI Poultry Farm
    1209 South Catherine Rd.
    Altoona, PA 16602
    (814) 942-7024
    *Prices Are Subject to change without notice
    U.S. Pullorum – Typhoid Clean

    Rosambro Broiler
    This broiler has been bred for robust health and wellbeing, ideally suited to free range
    and organic systems as well as less intensive indoor production. This enables the
    broiler to exhibit excellent livability. The Rosambro is feather sexable allowing the
    male and female broilers to be grown separately if needed. The broilers are adaptable
    to different types of diet and have an advantage in feed efficiency. Carcass quality is
    another asset, with good conformation and high carcass uniformity in meeting retail
    specification. Pricing is the same as the Cornish Rock X.
    As Hatched Rosambro Performance


    http://www.couleeviewfarm.com/uploads/MT-DI_2009_Catalog.pdf

    If you go to thier site you can see a photo of them and thier growth rates.

    They also sell a red broiler

    MT-DI Red Broiler
    This colored broiler features excellent breast meat yields, superb feed
    conversion, strong disease resistance, increased livability, strong legs
    and a more aggressive nature suitable for its organic, free-range environment.
    This broiler is a very profitable broiler to raise because of its strong disease
    resistance. It has an excellent conformation of white and dark meat
    yields, a tender texture with the flavor of a slow growing bird. It has a
    dark red feathering with a few of the tail feathers being either white or
    black, yellow shanks, beak, and skin. The Red Broiler is from French
    origin and will reach 3.74 lbs. at 42 days, 4.52 obs. At 49 days, 5.25
    lbs. at 56 days, 5.94 lbs. at 63 days on a 3200 k/cal diet.
     
  5. Sundown_Farmer

    Sundown_Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for posting the link.
     
  6. Bucky182

    Bucky182 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No problem, just thought some people might like to break the CS FR mold and try something new. LOL
     
  7. Jared77

    Jared77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the link, please keep us posted on how they do for you
     
  8. Bucky182

    Bucky182 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chicks are here and settled in, one dead in shipping. The rest seem to be doing well, they are little yellow fuzzy balls with some having a couple black dots on them.
     
  9. Bucky182

    Bucky182 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Update, so far only lost one in shipping and one died in brooder. The rest are doind well and growing well. They look like they will be mostly white in color.
     
  10. hammytammy

    hammytammy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bump!
    howd you do with these birds?[​IMG][​IMG]
    tammy
     

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