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Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Ross or Sasso?
« on: March 27, 2021, 06:45:54 pm »
I am just ordering some meat chicks - option of two different breeds. As it has been such a long time since we have done any, I cannot remember what breed they were or if indeed I had a choice at the time....

[/size]So, which ones to go for? They are to be raised outdoors on grass and I would prefer slower growing rather than really fast.

macgro7

  • Joined Feb 2016
  • Leicester
Re: Ross or Sasso?
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2021, 08:13:37 pm »
Ross are the standard commercial really really fast growing footballs.

Sasso is a French company - most of their chickens are slightly slower growing and suited for organic and free range condition.

If you can you can get bit of both!
That way can can dispatch Ross-Cobb first and do the Sasso couple of weeks later.

I like the red Sasso the most.
Growing loads of fruits and vegetables! Raising dairy goats, chickens, ducks, rabbits on 1/2 acre in the middle of the city of Leicester, using permaculture methods.

Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Ross or Sasso?
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2021, 08:15:29 pm »
We had Sasso 957s, reared them the same as you, and they were amazing.
"All fungi are edible. Some fungi are only edible once." -Terry Pratchett

Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Ross or Sasso?
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2021, 10:00:47 pm »

Thank you - Sasso it is.



We had Sasso 957s, reared them the same as you, and they were amazing.


Did they come from Craigievern Poultry? That's where I am ordering from.

Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Ross or Sasso?
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2021, 11:30:52 am »
Did they come from Craigievern Poultry?


Yes, how did you guess? :-D
"All fungi are edible. Some fungi are only edible once." -Terry Pratchett

Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Ross or Sasso?
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2021, 01:45:59 pm »
Did they come from Craigievern Poultry?


Yes, how did you guess? :-D


I seem to remember vaguely that you recommended Craigievern before, just we didn't get our act together last year. But given that it is going to be another stay-at-home summer, we decided we could do a batch this year.

 

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