anyone heard of.... S & G's 'heritage white' meat bird?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by City Chicken, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. City Chicken

    City Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    http://www.sandgpoultry.com/heritagewhite.html

    sounds like a cornish x with smaller breasts.
    anyone heard of these??
    the site says:

    The Heritage White chicken comes from the old White Plymouth Rock stock. Its sturdy frame and well balanced body makes it a great meat bird, not like the sluggish Cornish Cross with its giant breast. Our bird is bred to perform outside where it can earn its keep using a keen sense of awareness along with great foraging ability. If you want a bird that’s healthy, grows well with good feed conversion and usually reaches market weight around nine weeks, try our Heritage White.
     
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  2. wsmoak

    wsmoak Chillin' With My Peeps

    I ordered some back in August but unfortunately only one survived shipping. (USPS's fault, not S&G's.)

    I posted some notes on this thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/702164/s-g-assortment-in-georgia-fall-2012 (Click to the second page, that's where most of the info is.)

    From my admittedly small sample size, they do *not* have a small breast. It was enormous! We got three servings from each side of the breast. *After* grilling, half the breast was over 1 lb (bone in). IMO it could have been processed at 7-8 weeks; at 9 (as recommended on their site) it was huge but there was a lot of internal fat.

    -Wendy
     
  3. DStewart PDX

    DStewart PDX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't believe the marketing about the "Heritage White". They get enormous breasts, broken bones, are poor foragers, etc. Just like the Cornish X.
     

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