Came across capons at the store today!

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Gallusfarm, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. Gallusfarm

    Gallusfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had a new small chain grocery store open here. It's one of those stores that has a lot of off brands and that type of thing. I was checking out the turkeys when I saw they had Capons! We've been trying to find one forever. So that's what we'll have for Thanksgiving this year. It weighed in a 8 lbs - it's frozen. From a farm in MN. Wonder what breed it is?

    How should I cook it? I can't wait to try it!
     
  2. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im thinking the breed is probably an ordinary cornish x.I think capons are a bit more tender then most chicken so dont cook it for too long.How much did it cost?
     
  3. Cargo

    Cargo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Safeway had some Capons here the other day.
     
  4. Omniskies

    Omniskies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are Cornish x Rocks unless they say otherwise. We shelled out the extra money once at our grocery store to try capon. Now I want a caponizing kit. It was very, very, very good, and worth the extra money. Now I need to know how much better it will taste if raised at home.
     
  5. eKo_birdies

    eKo_birdies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:how much more was the markup on the capon per pound versus the normal grocery store chicken?
     
  6. Cargo

    Cargo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Safeway was 3 and change a lb.
     
  7. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ohh I was on Stromberg hatcheries site the other day and saw a caponing kit for a decent price(I think).It has all the tools you need and comes with a book about caponing I wish I could do it too quail but I think there way to small.
     
  8. eKo_birdies

    eKo_birdies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:this was non-organic, correct?

    by the way.. thanks for the feedback!
     
  9. ssbs

    ssbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup.. Kroger has 'em too!
     

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