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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 4:30 pm 
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G'day all first time poster
i was wondering what people thought the best breed or x was for the table :biggrin:

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:43 pm 
Everyone will say indian game cross. But the hens don't lay well and the roosters can have trouble treading hens -- fertility is an issue whichever way you do it. If you use the indian hen you may not get enough eggs to hatch; if you use the indian rooster over softfeather hens he may not be able to mate. I know a lot of people have success with this, but I never have.

Malay game x leghorns are supposed to be good -- Roogz had an article in one of the Australasian Poultry magazines a year or so ago. I had some but sold them due to a housing crisis so never got to find out what they were like as table birds. However they grew well and were strapping healthy birds. I'll be doing this cross myself soon so I can post the results, if it helps anyone.

What else? Sussex crosses grow quicker than sussex and I've found them to be good on the table, even when pretty diluted by australorp or new hampshire blood.

That's about it for my attempts... Good luck finding the right birds.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:50 pm 
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Yeah..... Chooks are OK, but Muscovies take the cake..! Better eating than any chook... :thumbs: :bolt:

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 6:35 pm 
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Yep, I'm with Nath, I roasted one a few nights ago, so yummy and heaps of meat.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 9:11 pm 
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This seems to be a common topic right now! Try this recent discussion, which also links to other threads on the same topic:

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=7991987&p=409124

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 11:50 am 
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You weren't wrong about alot of talk on this subject and all it has done is confuse me more i think i'll creat a poll and see what wins :thumbs: :biggrin:

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 3:52 pm 
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It will be interesting to see what a poll showed :)

I was asking the same question not that long ago. What I decided was to try as many breeds as I can. This way not only will I find a great tasting bird but a breed that suits me. Dorking X Indian game is my wish bird just from what people have said but will try whatever I can get locally first.
Keep a record so a few years down the track you can go back and see how they compare.

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