Best meat chicken???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Wnunezcruz, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. Wnunezcruz

    Wnunezcruz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is the best breed of chicken for meat?
    Thanks for any input.
     
  2. F50myster

    F50myster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cornish X they r bred specifically for meat
     
  3. Wnunezcruz

    Wnunezcruz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. Thank you for your help
     
  4. Ducks and Banny hens

    Ducks and Banny hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Faverolles and Dorkings are supreme meat birds. [​IMG]
     
  5. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm told my La Fl├Ęche would be....but as a vegetarian I don't want to find out.
     
  6. HollyBird24

    HollyBird24 Overrun With Chickens

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    Cornish X Giants are the best, they are bred specifically for meat and will beat any heritage duel purpose bird.
     
  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    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. [​IMG]
     
  8. Ducks and Banny hens

    Ducks and Banny hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    50 cockerels at the 4 months. [​IMG]
     
  9. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    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.


    Chris
     
  10. Wnunezcruz

    Wnunezcruz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     

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