giant chincilla nz white cross

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  1. dugan

    dugan Well-Known Member

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    I have n z whites would a giant chincilla buck make a good sire for cross breeding. I was told giant chins have finer bones then flemish. Would like to keep a few but dont know how much more they would eat,and if a cross would produce a good fryer.
     
  2. Pat Lamar

    Pat Lamar Well-Known Member Supporter

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    This is exactly how the B-10 commercial meat breed was created, so apparently, it does make for a good cross. I know very little about this breed, but suspect that it performs best as a "terminal sire" breed, and/or to occasionally breed back to NZW for keeping the hybrid vigor strong.

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  3. dugan

    dugan Well-Known Member

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    thanks pat. think i will try and see how it goes.
     
  4. Tracy

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    I experimented with Giant Chinn Does crossed to a NZ Buck. Weight gains were okay in the kits but nothing to write home about. I also noticed the does were not very thrifty. They had difficulties kindling and seemed washed out after a few breedings. Ultimatley they were culled.
     
  5. Pat Lamar

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    > I also noticed the does were not very thrifty. They had difficulties kindling and seemed washed out after a few breedings.<

    Thanks, Tracy.... that pretty much confirms my suspicions. Sounds like the "Terminal Sire" method would be the best way to go with this breed.

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