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Hubbard or Ross Cobb Hatching Eggs

markcandlin
by markcandlin
HI
I am trying to find information on which chickens make the best meat bird.
After trawling the internet for many hours people suggest Hubbard or Ross Cobb but nobody seems to know where to get any from.
Can Anyone Point Me In The Right Direction
I want to purchase a dozen hatching eggs if anyone can help please let me know.
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grannieannie
#1
by grannieannie
Contact poulet on here, he does them both!!! He's in Lincolnshire, but can post!
dan1
#2
by dan1
I've just raised 12 sasso from "smart chicks" which I got as day olds, but I think they do eggs too.
Dan
Poulet
#3
by Poulet
Yes we post eggs out all over the UK. Hatchability 90% at present.
Croftess
#4
by Croftess
Poulet are you posting or couriering this year?
Poulet
#5
by Poulet
Well we are couriering unless peeps specifically request snail mail.
belle
#6
by belle
highly recommend Poulets eggs.
I ordered far more then I wanted expecting fair amount of postage damage and ended up inundated in chicks as nearly all hatched! they all thrived too, made huge athletic agile birds that tasted wonderful.
kenelmh
#7
by kenelmh
Maybe try Ixworth. Ross Cobb are aparently bred to gain weight very quickly and so become obese which is not necessarily healthy! Ixworth were bred for similar reasons and are regarded as an excellant meat bird but I believe they have been less 'engineered'
Croftess
#8
by Croftess
Poulet - snail mail gets here faster than our dreadful courier service. Your eggs ended up on a different island about a week later than they should have done.....the problem isnt your end its ours

Kennelmh - I'd love to try Ixworth but I have read reports that the breed suffer from poor fertility which may explain why they fell from favour. I've got a couple of Mr Appleyards ducks for breeding this spring if his Ixworth are anything like his ducks then I would be pleased.
woolandfeathers
#9
by woolandfeathers
I breed Ixworths and have not had any trouble with fertility. The problem is they take at least 15 weeks to develop properly before you can 100% work out which are males and females!! I keep females for egg laying and eat the males.

They make lovely meat birds, very tasty and plenty of meat but are slow growing so as long as you are not in a rush they are fine. They also free range well and finish well on corn.

I have also had birds specifically for meat and they grow much quicker so I guess its purely down to individuals needs.
www.woolandfeathers.co.uk
Croftess
#10
by Croftess
Hi W&F that is reassuring to hear - I breed Light sussex for the table (mostly), the largest dressed cock I had weighed 4lb 10oz (sorry didnt convert to gramms), but I've had much smaller ones and thats around 25 weeks. I do prefer the slower matured flavour even to free ranging hubbards. What appeals to me about the Ixworth is Mr Appleyard bred them for the table rather than to be a utility breed - correct me if I'm wrong though. Whereas the Lt Sussex although originally a utility breed has become an eggy breed, so I struggle to find 'new blood' eggs that come up to expectation.
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