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All the Cornish Bantams are meat birds
but take forever to grow and are unable to breed naturally hmm.png

I personally just don't like big birds XD I know you can butcher big birds at a younger age but I have read older birds have better flavor hence why I wonder about a bantam true meat breed.
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I only raise LF Sulmtaler and from the reading I've been able to do (translating literature from German/Austrian is a paaaaaaaaain), the bantam Sulms are more for exhibition, and as far as I know, bantam Sulms are mostly located in the UK and Germany for exhibition, not sure how much of the bantam development went into keeping the famous meat flavor that the Large Fowl have had historically.

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post #12153 of 13165
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Hey, I have a question for all of you;

Has any one tried to breed for bantam meat birds? For those with smaller families or just prefer smaller in general. I have seen Sumlater (so miss spelled that) bantams in a book of mind but I am not sure if they actually are bred with meat like quality.
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Originally Posted by lpatelski View Post

All the Cornish Bantams are meat birds
but take forever to grow and are unable to breed naturally hmm.png

I personally just don't like big birds XD I know you can butcher big birds at a younger age but I have read older birds have better flavor hence why I wonder about a bantam true meat breed.

Try the meat silkies! (And then report back here so I can enjoy it vicariously...) :lol:

 

- Ant Farm 

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Try the meat silkies! (And then report back here so I can enjoy it vicariously...) lol.png

- Ant Farm 
lol going too, but want to have another one for my own enjoyment that won't freak guest lmao
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post #12155 of 13165
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Originally Posted by miss heny View Post

Hey, I have a question for all of you;

Has any one tried to breed for bantam meat birds? For those with smaller families or just prefer smaller in general. I have seen Sumlater (so miss spelled that) bantams in a book of mind but I am not sure if they actually are bred with meat like quality.

Pretty much all of the Mediterranean breeds are perfect for fast production of smaller quantities of meat.

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Anyone watching what is happening with the wind chill from Winter Storm Decima? Suppose to get to -10to -20 tonight. And this is why the White Chanteclers are so right for western PA. If I still had the Sussex now, a whole season's worth of combs would be frostbiting and turning back right about now.  All that work ruined. next winter will be different. The Chanties will be here in Aug. and winter will no longer be a problem.

I do believe the sun is entering a "winter" that these extremely cold episodes will continue in the winter for at least the next 8 years.

 Best,

 Karen


Edited by 3riverschick - 12/14/16 at 10:34pm

Awaiting my lovely Large Fowl White Chanteclers coming this Aug.

Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

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Awaiting my lovely Large Fowl White Chanteclers coming this Aug.

Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

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-1F windchill here today and my birds are out foraging through the leaves and acting like it's 60 out there.  Went up last night to give them their annual winter coat of castor oil to the combs, wattles and legs and that should about do it.  The coop is currently 10 degrees warmer than outside temps, at roost height, and was last night as well. 

 

We'll see what tonight's even colder temps will yield.  Looks like winter has finally arrived!!  :D

 
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post #12158 of 13165

The BJG from Labor day hatch are out sitting under a tractor on the axle, about the only spot w/- snow... good spot since the hawk is out.

The turkeys went over and looked at the frozen pumpkins, I brought one in to thaw. .. The rest looked around and went back in.

​1f and -14f WC:rant

Hens: 4 Black Jersey giants,  2 BR, 2 ISA ,  ...1 mix roo  ... labor day chicks 3 BJG mix (1 pullet), 1 BO mix pullet .. . Halloween chicks: 2  barred rock mix (1 pullet) and 4 cornish cross mix (1 pullet).... Turkeys: 1 BBB hen ,  4 Narragansett jakes  Yummy.....

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If the hen defends her chicks beneath her wings; how much more shalt thou be safe beneath the wings of God ...

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Hens: 4 Black Jersey giants,  2 BR, 2 ISA ,  ...1 mix roo  ... labor day chicks 3 BJG mix (1 pullet), 1 BO mix pullet .. . Halloween chicks: 2  barred rock mix (1 pullet) and 4 cornish cross mix (1 pullet).... Turkeys: 1 BBB hen ,  4 Narragansett jakes  Yummy.....

1 dog 2 cats

If the hen defends her chicks beneath her wings; how much more shalt thou be safe beneath the wings of God ...

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Oh my gosh! You guys have quite the battle going on with Mother Nature!

 

I love AZ in winter. I know coming May - August I'll be hating the intense heat, but right now I'm very grateful for AZ winters. (It's supposed to reach 82* here today.)

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X2! We're in the 60s today and in sweaters

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