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Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by kaumlauf, Jan 19, 2014.
We want to caponize some birds- any idea which breeds are best? Produce the best meat?
The Jersey Giant will grow up to 20 pounds when caponized.
How long would it take to get to that size?
A year and a half. They are only economical if there is plenty of forage or discarded-anyway table scraps etc.
You know, it wouldn't surprise me if it took even longer than that.
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.
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!