Originally Posted by Pensmaster
Hi DesertChic thanks
I've heard quite a bit about them. Hardy lay well and due to fewer feathers they grow fast. Besides being interesting to look at. Do they live up to all that? Is it a good dual purpose bird?
They absolutely live up to it! My girls average 4-6 large eggs each per day even while molting, and some go broody. (I consider that a plus.) The boys I've been most recently been posting photos of are 17-18 weeks old and weigh 4-5 pounds. Not all of my boys have been as meaty as I like, but that's why they're being culled and I'm breeding for better meat production...and believe me, my "meaties" have nice solid bodies, strong frames, and outstanding meat.