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One of the many breeds of chicks we sell at Ward Lumber are Freedom Ranger hybrids, a cross between 4 lines which is, as the name suggests, well suited for free range poultry farming.
The parent female has a "grandparent female" of line D and a "grandparent male" of line C. The parent male has a "grandparent female" of line B and a "grandparent male" of line A. When the parents are mated to produce the broiler, it results in a specific combination of four lines that produces the most desirable broiler. If the broiler offspring are grown and mated as parents, the offspring will "segregate" into a number of possible outcomes:
It is not possible to predict the number of each offspring in each category. This is why we do not recommend retaining broilers and mating them as parents.
This is not a common breed of domestic poultry that will give the same performance as the Red Bro for that segment of the market.
The four grandparent lines have been selected for specific traits for many years and also for the ability to combine these traits in the most desirable way. The combination of four lines also allows for the maximum hybrid vigor in the offspring. That is the objective of a primary breeder. We did not select lines that would not "breed true" just to sell more parents.
Chicken Harvest Seminar - An informative, hands-on seminar for seasoned farmers as well as new or aspiring farmers. They offer the attendees an opportunity to learn and participate in the on-farm harvest of meat chickens.Learn More
Poultry Nights - These seminars cover topics such as organic poultry feed options, breeds, laying hens and free range versus pasture-raised - but to name a few.Learn More
What is stunning? - Click here to read an American Pastured Poultry Producers Association featured article by David Schafer.
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