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

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    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

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    they may might a cute chicken!
     
  3. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

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    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.
    Becky
     
  4. dancingbear

    dancingbear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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