turken X dark Cornish

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by dan_grow, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. dan_grow

    dan_grow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    would a cross between a dark Cornish and a turken be a good idea for meat I've been thinking of getting some of both of these breeds down the line and thought experimenting with the mix would be interesting.



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    also if anyone has any pics of this mix posting it would be much appreciated
     
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  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    You should produce a meat bird with a good carcass that will be eating size sooner than a turken would ordinarily be.

    I have crossed a dark cornish on barred rocks and got nice fryers by 8 to 10 weeks of age.
     
  3. dan_grow

    dan_grow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how much do your Dc X Br by then?
     
  4. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Do you have any pics of that cross ? I've thought about doing that. That would give you some nice sexlinked meat birds.
     
  5. dan_grow

    dan_grow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    from what i under stand it would look like a Cornish X but the roos will be barred, the hens wont (if the hen is a barred rock it should work out to that sex link) ,and they'll be smaller then the Cornish X
     
  6. wood&feathers

    wood&feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How brittle are the feathers from these interesting crosses? I do a lot of feather crafting, and crossing Dark Cornish with maybe Partridge Rock has been tempting.
     
  7. Royal Silkies

    Royal Silkies New Egg

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    I have some beutiful Turken x cornish here in Mexico . ( D[​IMG]
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    ark cornish x red Turken )[​IMG]


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  8. ijon

    ijon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Turken and red ranger make a good cross too.
     

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