cornish roaster butchered

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by paisleycj, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. paisleycj

    paisleycj In the Brooder

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    We butchered the cornish roasters. At 8wks, we had some 9lb roasters! The one pictured we rotisseried this weekend. They weren't as flavorful as I was hoping. Gotta raise something for more than 8wks for that! I'm hoping the Partridge Rocks I just started will fill the bill.

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  2. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Songster

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    [​IMG] *drool* [​IMG]

    That's a good lookin bird!

    -Kim
     
  3. Salt and Light

    Salt and Light Songster

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    All right, I'm confused. I have X-rocks and roasters and you are saying they aren't tasty??? That's totally different than what I've read on other messages.

    I'm confused
     
  4. paisleycj

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    They're better than store bought, that's for sure. I just know they don't have the flavor that my older hens and roosters have. 'Course they can get so tough I have to pressure cook them! It's a trade off.
     
  5. max13077

    max13077 Songster

    That's the same sort of thing that if you get used to venison, beef tastes pretty bland.
     
  6. ladyrua

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    *pout* I think my biggest one this batch only dressed out to 5 pounds! I wonder what I'm doing wrong? I'll re-check my feeding schedule I guess.
     
  7. paisleycj

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    Quote:Ours grew for 8wks. I fed them a bag of medicated feed by accident once, otherwise I fed them a lower protein layer feed, and a mix the local elevator has. One thing we might have done different, is that they always had electrolytes and vitamins in their water. I know they were healthy birds!
     

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