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Livestock => Poultry & Waterfowl => Topic started by: Anke on March 27, 2021, 06:45:54 pm

Title: Ross or Sasso?
Post by: Anke 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.
Title: Re: Ross or Sasso?
Post by: macgro7 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.
Title: Re: Ross or Sasso?
Post by: Womble on March 27, 2021, 08:15:29 pm
We had Sasso 957s, reared them the same as you, and they were amazing.
Title: Re: Ross or Sasso?
Post by: Anke 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.
Title: Re: Ross or Sasso?
Post by: Womble on March 28, 2021, 11:30:52 am
Did they come from Craigievern Poultry?


Yes, how did you guess? :-D
Title: Re: Ross or Sasso?
Post by: Anke 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.