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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by PriceFamilyFarms, May 27, 2010.
I'm curious of the make-up of a cornish cross
Made from a Roo from Cornish, & a white Barred Rock hen...
ok...now how do I get a white barred rock? Sorry if that's a dumb question, I have just never heard or a white barred rock.
I think a white plymouth rock is what you would be looking for, ignore the barred part.
ok. Thanks! Sounds like an easy enough hybrid.
It may sound easy, but the birds that you see on Tyson, George's, etc. are bred for YEARS until it's not a "simple" crossbreed anymore. The birds are bred specifically for size. It takes several generations of selective breeding to even get close to a beginning on them.
That being said, should taste just as good. Perhaps not as tender, and not as fast-growing, but still delicious.
what kind of cornish chicken?
It's usually a 4 way cross of hybridized types(Grand-parent stock) that include special certain strains of White Plymouth Rocks and White Cornish and believe me the recipes and ingredients are locked away tightly in a vault somewhere that only few know the whereabouts of them are, as they surely wouldn't want it to be leaked out to the general public for they(Tyson, ConAgra,Cobb/Vantress...ect.) would surely go broke! LOL (just sayin')
Four way cross by industry owned parent strains from what I understand. The Freedom Ranger is also a four way cross of different parent lines if I understand it correctly. But I have heard of people having great success breeding up their own meat lines. Often, these seem to feature Cornish/Indian game fowl (not the commercial 'Cornish'), and white Plymouth rocks, some have Naked Necks bred in for less feathering and it can speed growth too. I would imagine at least one person has done some artificial inseminating with the commercial Cornish X too.