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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Wnunezcruz, Jan 6, 2012.
What is the best breed of chicken for meat?
Thanks for any input.
Cornish X they r bred specifically for meat
Ok. Thank you for your help
Faverolles and Dorkings are supreme meat birds.
I'm told my La Flèche would be....but as a vegetarian I don't want to find out.
Cornish X Giants are the best, they are bred specifically for meat and will beat any heritage duel purpose bird.
For the quickest, most meat in the shortest time - Cornish X. For more humanely raised/natural growth but still fast - Freedom Ranger.
For completely normal, slower growth but better tasting - Dorkings, La Fleche, Houdans, Buckeyes, whatever suites your fancy, but preferably something with good weight and meat on the bones.
Quote:I challenge you to a duel!
50 cockerels at the 4 months.
Quote:The Cornish cross is a good choice if all you want is a quick turnaround to put meat on the table and don't care about taste or texture.
Cornish cross's tend to be a tough meat that has little to no taste.
A hybrid crosses like a Cornish (not a cornish cross)/ Rhode Island Red or a White Wyandotte / Light Sussex can be processed in 8 to 10 weeks, and are broad breasted with good texture and taste to the meat.
Thank you everyone for your info. It helped a lot. I like the houdans. I'm going to study a little more and pick out the best that I'm looking for.