what breed matures fastest?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by picalowpiepi, Jan 15, 2017.

  1. picalowpiepi

    picalowpiepi Out Of The Brooder

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    What breed matures quicker than other breeds? I'm not talking about chickens that grow faster(like Cornish cross, freedom ranger, etc.) I would like roosters that crows earlier and hens that lay earlier. Is it a breed thing or is each individual different?
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Some breeds are know for being slow maturing, e.g. brahmas, I believe. Maybe check out the breeds section and see how you can narrow your search. Not sure if that kind of info is on this breed chart, but it may be worth a shot - http://www.sagehenfarmlodi.com/chooks/chooks.html
     
  3. picalowpiepi

    picalowpiepi Out Of The Brooder

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    this is literally the best. ty
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    It's going to be more of a strain type thing than a breed trait.

    Your hatchery, production bred birds are going to mature faster overall than your heritage bred, show quality birds.

    Faster maturing birds are going to be sex links, production reds, some hatchery Rocks, Leghorns, probably any of the hybrid layers.
     

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