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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.
Someone on here likes the same, smaller birds. Dark cornish bantam crossed with naked neck bantam seems like it would be ideal. Most bantams do lay good, probably not the dark cornish but others do, just have smaller eggs.
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post #12162 of 13165
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Originally Posted by GabrielBane View Post

X2! We're in the 60s today and in sweaters
I wore a coat today, 17 right now, going to be -1 and -20 windchill tonight. Get to see how the naked necks enjoy it. So far no frostbite and the first out of the coops and into the snow :-D
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In general, about how much do Pekin Drakes weigh dressed out? or that is the term for after they been butchered right?

Trying out the homesteading life!

Not just for self sustainability, but to teach and involve our family in the making, caring and cultivating processes of all life. Veggies, Fruit, Meat & Eggs. To grow enough veggies and fruit to raise the flock on, along with creating a backyard flock capable of reproducing meat and eggs.

 

Next adventure for 2017~ Canning and raising beef~

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Trying out the homesteading life!

Not just for self sustainability, but to teach and involve our family in the making, caring and cultivating processes of all life. Veggies, Fruit, Meat & Eggs. To grow enough veggies and fruit to raise the flock on, along with creating a backyard flock capable of reproducing meat and eggs.

 

Next adventure for 2017~ Canning and raising beef~

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Originally Posted by FaerieChicken View Post

In general, about how much do Pekin Drakes weigh dressed out? or that is the term for after they been butchered right?
Not quite sure but I will say this I got a bunch some yrs ago and was a little disappointed once I got the big birds feathers off they were not nowhere as heavy as I would have thought.
If I was to ever get them again I'd probably go with the jumbo pekins, they're supposed to be bigger and grow faster.
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Originally Posted by GabrielBane View Post

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

 

You wear a sweater in the 60s????  :th   We be still in shorts and short sleeve shirts, sandals in 50s weather...in the 60s we are barefoot and I've got a fan going too.  ;)

 
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You wear a sweater in the 60s????  :th   We be still in shorts and short sleeve shirts, sandals in 50s weather...in the 60s we are barefoot and I've got a fan going too.  ;)

Bahahah, I'm from the Caribbean, anything under 75, and I'm donning long-sleeves.  :gig

 

However, building the hog pen today, I went back inside and changed into a tank top and doused myself in deed woods spray, it got HOT!

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You wear a sweater in the 60s????  :th   We be still in shorts and short sleeve shirts, sandals in 50s weather...in the 60s we are barefoot and I've got a fan going too.  ;)

 

Shoot, here we need a sweater for anything under 75*. 

post #12168 of 13165
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Originally Posted by DesertChic View Post
 

 

Shoot, here we need a sweater for anything under 75*. 

You got that right! It was 74 this afternoon and I kept a sweatshirt on. I don't think I can ever live anywhere North of Phoenix again. If I want to see snow I'll turn on the Weather Channel.

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Not quite sure but I will say this I got a bunch some yrs ago and was a little disappointed once I got the big birds feathers off they were not nowhere as heavy as I would have thought.
If I was to ever get them again I'd probably go with the jumbo pekins, they're supposed to be bigger and grow faster.

This is what they look like, not sure if the small ones or the others....

Trying out the homesteading life!

Not just for self sustainability, but to teach and involve our family in the making, caring and cultivating processes of all life. Veggies, Fruit, Meat & Eggs. To grow enough veggies and fruit to raise the flock on, along with creating a backyard flock capable of reproducing meat and eggs.

 

Next adventure for 2017~ Canning and raising beef~

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Trying out the homesteading life!

Not just for self sustainability, but to teach and involve our family in the making, caring and cultivating processes of all life. Veggies, Fruit, Meat & Eggs. To grow enough veggies and fruit to raise the flock on, along with creating a backyard flock capable of reproducing meat and eggs.

 

Next adventure for 2017~ Canning and raising beef~

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You wear a sweater in the 60s????  :th   We be still in shorts and short sleeve shirts, sandals in 50s weather...in the 60s we are barefoot and I've got a fan going too.  ;)

 

Shoot, here we need a sweater for anything under 75*. 

 

X2 lol  Socks on too...  below 65 it is a long sleeve shirt with sweater or hoodie. Inside the house.. outside a full heavy jacket lol

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