Big breasted bird? What to pick?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by chickenjen, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. chickenjen

    chickenjen In the Brooder

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    We are white meat people, not dark meat people. What would you recommend?
     
  2. eKo_birdies

    eKo_birdies Songster

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    cornish X - "made" for folks just like you!
     
  3. chickenjen

    chickenjen In the Brooder

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    Thanks! That is what I thought but then I went reading and saw comments about big legs. That got me confused. [​IMG]
     
  4. eKo_birdies

    eKo_birdies Songster

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    they do have big legs.... but mostly just to support those big ol' breasts! [​IMG]
     
  5. ninjascrub69

    ninjascrub69 Songster

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    a cornishXrock would be a great meat bird unless you want to let them free range until butchering, if you want to let them free range then rhode island reds or dark cornishes would be the birds to get they grow ALOT slower than the cornish cross but they still get big RIR's get around 7-8 pounds and dark cornishes get about 10 pounds
     
  6. Okay, I'm taking notes... everyone in our house MUCH prefers dark meat so thanks for the 'what to avoid' list! [​IMG]
     
  7. eKo_birdies

    eKo_birdies Songster

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    Quote:not true. i have raised several batches of cornish Xs free range.

    ETA that i have yet to see anyone's RIRs and DC get to the weights you mentioned, in a reasonable time.
     
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  8. Bossroo

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    Quote:not true. i have raised several batches of cornish Xs free range.

    ETA that i have yet to see anyone's RIRs and DC get to the weights you mentioned, in a reasonable time.

    I 2nd that observation.
     
  9. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    for big white meat you can't beat CX
     

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