Previously I've only processed Dual Purpose roosters aged between 18-24 weeks and found them relatively easy to pluck by hand. I could get a good scald on them, hang them by their feet, and pluck them by hand in about 5 minutes. I could grab feathers by the handful that tore away easily. Now I've raised some Cornish Crosses and find them much more difficult to pluck by hand. The feathers on their sides & chests are especially thin and short, and hard to grasp with my whole hand. I have to either pick them with my fingertips just a few at a time, or take a butter knife and sort of "shave" them off the skin by scraping against the grain. Is this typical of the CXs? Is this what inspires and motivates people to build mechanical pluckers?