10 week old rooster

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by quackydoodle, Jul 6, 2016.

  1. quackydoodle

    quackydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What breed is this? I thought they'd end up being very meaty. They were by far the fastest growing chicks I ended up with. They're still the largest of the bunch. Their legs are huge, but they don't have much meat on them. I'm wondering if it's worth waiting a few more weeks to butcher them, or if they'll ever fill out. [​IMG]
     
  2. quackydoodle

    quackydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The others I have like this have larger patches of darker red.
     
  3. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    It's a red sex link cockerel. They will never fill out like a meat bird. You may want to wait a little longer before butchering. I usually do my excess cockerels around 16 weeks of age.
     
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    red sex link cockerel
     
  5. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x3 sex link cockerel. 16 weeks perfect age for layer breed cockerels to butcher. Much older and they start getting to tuff to fry. 25-30 month olds are great for soup/noodle birds.
     

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