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sjacko

  • Joined Feb 2014
ross cobs
« on: March 20, 2014, 07:22:00 pm »
any one got any ross cobs chicks

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: ross cobs
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2014, 08:08:13 am »
Don't know where you are but Central Scotland Smallholders will be hatching Hubbards soon.


sabrina

  • Joined Nov 2008
Re: ross cobs
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2014, 03:31:57 pm »
I would like to try these but can't get up our way.

sokel

  • Global Moderator
  • Joined Jun 2012
  • S W northumberland
Re: ross cobs
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2014, 05:09:52 pm »
There is someone delivers all over the country. He does do small orders and you can usually meet him either at commercial chicken farms or even towns they pass through.
he met us at Penrith Auction mart carpark  when he was on his way to Scotland
not at home at the moment so don't have his details on me
Graham

bigchicken

  • Joined Nov 2008
  • Fife Scotland
Re: ross cobs
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2014, 05:22:59 pm »
Can you explain what you mean by Ross cobs. As Ross is a separate breed basses in the UK and cob is a US company,do you mean a broiler type bird that is a cross between the two as these would not be an official cross as the two companies are rivals.
Shetland sheep, Castlemilk Moorits sheep, Hebridean sheep, Scots Grey Bantams, Scots Dumpy Bantams. Shetland Ducks.

shygirl

  • Joined May 2013
Re: ross cobs
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2014, 05:32:32 pm »
there used to be a Ross Poultry factory down the road from where I used to live in Hampshire.
a friend of mine worked there and said they killed all the black chicks as they were male - so must have been a sex-linked broiler.

Clansman

  • Joined Jul 2013
  • Ayrshire
Re: ross cobs
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2014, 05:44:33 pm »
there used to be a Ross Poultry factory down the road from where I used to live in Hampshire.
a friend of mine worked there and said they killed all the black chicks as they were male - so must have been a sex-linked broiler.

Almost correct  ;D

They wouldn't kill all the males.

All the chicks should be yellow, if a black chick appears it means one of the parents was a "sexing error"

In commercial broilers, the parents of the broiler bird come from two different strains, males from one, females from another.

So if a male gets through the day old sexing process along with the girls (his sisters) then it essentially is breeding with its own strain and then the black chicks will appear.

These male sexing errors are fairly easy to spot within the breeding flock, the females that escape through with the male strain are a lot harder to find!
« Last Edit: March 25, 2014, 01:46:51 pm by Clansman »

shygirl

  • Joined May 2013
Re: ross cobs
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2014, 05:56:49 pm »
that's really interesting. thankyou  :thumbsup:

 

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