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Sussex x naked neck?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Frenchchickens123, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. Frenchchickens123

    Frenchchickens123 In the Brooder

    Nov 25, 2010
    Hi, I am fairly new to keeping chickens and chickens for meat. I live in France and here the naked necks are popular for meat. I tried them and found them to be really nice. I also have some Sussex to breed with but haven't tried them yet. Now I don't know if anyone can help but I'm not very good with the whole genetics thing. I was wondering if I crossed my Sussex roo with a naked neck hen would I get a decent bird for the table. I was also wondering if it would grow a bit quicker than the Sussex. The naked necks are normally ready at about 14 weeks. But like I said I don't know what traits the parents would pass on and whether it would be pot of luck? Any advice is more than welcome. Thanks

  2. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    it's hard to answer that question from the US as I feel your birds must vary a lot from ours. I hope you get someone else from France who might answer that. If I may ask what do your NN birds weight at 1 weeks? Just curious what size you consider ready to butcher.

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