Cornish Game hens.. are CHICKENS??

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by CrazyCatNChickenLady, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. CrazyCatNChickenLady

    CrazyCatNChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay you can laugh..

    I just realized that a Cornish Game hen


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    Is a CHICKEN.... [​IMG]

    My whole life I thought is was some kind of game bird, like a quail or pheasant.. [​IMG] Oh my, I wonder what other life lessons got mistaken in my mind so far.

    WOW. (I'm 23 btw)
     
  2. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Haha! Nope. Their VERY chicken! [​IMG]

    ....just don't meet them with a hatchet...

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    Last edited: Oct 22, 2011
  3. booker81

    booker81 Redneck Tech Girl

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    Heck, most of the "Cornish Game Hens" aren't even the lovely Cornish Game breed posted above - they're merely young Cornish X. Instead of growing to 7-8 weeks or so, they're processed at a about 30 days.
     
  4. EggsForIHOP

    EggsForIHOP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL - when i told my youngest sister "the truth" she too was shocked and amazed - and then she kinda thought on it and I will never forget her response...

    "That's so shady that they change the name to make it sound exotic! If they called them 'really expensive plain baby chickens' I guess no one would want to buy them!"

    Funny how labels affect what we are willing to do sometimes - I think she pretty much got it right too when she called it "shady"...
     
  5. kfacres

    kfacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:that's not really a cornish game hen... like the post under this one, 99% of game hens, are young CX chicks butchered before time...
     

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