What Do You Breed To Get A Cornish Cross?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by PriceFamilyFarms, May 27, 2010.

  1. PriceFamilyFarms

    PriceFamilyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm curious of the make-up of a cornish cross
     
  2. gogoalie

    gogoalie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Made from a Roo from Cornish, & a white Barred Rock hen...
     
  3. PriceFamilyFarms

    PriceFamilyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  4. coopslave

    coopslave Out Of The Brooder

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    I think a white plymouth rock is what you would be looking for, ignore the barred part.
     
  5. PriceFamilyFarms

    PriceFamilyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok. Thanks! Sounds like an easy enough hybrid.
     
  6. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    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.
     
  7. tmeyer

    tmeyer New Egg

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    what kind of cornish chicken?
     
  8. catdaddyfro

    catdaddyfro Overrun With Chickens

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    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')


    Jeff
     
  9. punk-a-doodle

    punk-a-doodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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. :)
     

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