what rooster to go for?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by foleysfowl, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. foleysfowl

    foleysfowl New Egg

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    hey im new to the chicken world and have so far enjoyed my new birdies
    i have 2 rhode islands cross that i got from a local poultry farm and one silkie cross banton.
    what i was hoping to do in the spring is get a rooster to cross with my 2 layers for some table birds
    i was hoping for some ideas on a rooster to get.
    thanks guys

    Foley.
     
  2. davidb

    davidb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A RIR roo, a lorp, dom, most of the brown egg layers are dual purpose birds for meat and eggs.
     
  3. foleysfowl

    foleysfowl New Egg

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    thanks i kinda have my eye on a wellsummer love the colours
     
  4. Byrdj

    Byrdj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That would work too. Like David said, any dual purpose breed would work. A barred rock or orpington would be other good choices.
     

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