Best breeds to Caponize?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by kaumlauf, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. kaumlauf

    kaumlauf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We want to caponize some birds- any idea which breeds are best? Produce the best meat?
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  2. ChickenRaiser95

    ChickenRaiser95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Jersey Giant will grow up to 20 pounds when caponized.
     
  3. Clsikes

    Clsikes Out Of The Brooder

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    How long would it take to get to that size?
     
  4. Ruthster55

    Ruthster55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A year and a half. They are only economical if there is plenty of forage or discarded-anyway table scraps etc.
     
  5. BCMaraniac

    BCMaraniac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You know, it wouldn't surprise me if it took even longer than that.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    If you're new to caponizing and expecting casualties, I'd just go with pretty much any dual purpose cockerel. Do a test batch of cheap birds first, then look at more of a meat bird.
     
  7. BCMaraniac

    BCMaraniac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree. I started with some while male hatchery DP chicks and then some mixed birds from my layers and my flock protector rooster. My avatar is one of them. You don't feel so bad if there are slips either....still VERY good meat!
     
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