What about a Dominique Roo and a Black Australorp Hen??

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by glassparman, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. glassparman

    glassparman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 23, 2008
    Mojave, CA
    Do you think that might make a nice size Broiler??

    After doing some more looking, I found out that the "Rare free chick" that McMurray inculed with my last shipment in the spring, was not in fact a Barred Rock like I thought but a Dominique.

    So now I'm curious what I might get if I cross him with my Black Australorp hens. The Dominique in a fairly large Roo.

    Any ideas?
  2. junebug7334

    junebug7334 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 24, 2008
    they may might a cute chicken!
  3. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    I don't know but I have a dominique x barred rock mixed chick and I have some black australorp chicks and I was wondering about a mix like that as well.
  4. dancingbear

    dancingbear Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 2, 2008
    South Central KY
    Doms are wonderful birds, and were once a popular meat bird. 'Lorps are on the lightweight side, though. I like them as layers and brooders, but they don't have a lot of meat. They'd still be tasty, of course, but you may want to consider some heavier hens to breed from. Dom roo's probably a decent choice, though! Good luck, and let us know how it works out.

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