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Freedom Ranger flavor/texture

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by jstamper, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. jstamper

    jstamper In the Brooder

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    I butchered and barbecued a Freedom Ranger last weekend (7 weeks, 5 lbs. live weight). The flavor and texture were great, as I expected. For those of you who have waited until 10-12 weeks for processing - are the birds still tender enough for broiling/grilling then?

    Thanks
     

  2. eKo_birdies

    eKo_birdies Songster

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    i butchered some at 14 weeks that were amazing. taste and texture blows Cornish X out of the water IMO (as far as fast growing "breeds" are concerned).
     
  3. Mrs. Mucket

    Mrs. Mucket Songster

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    Ours were great at 12.5 weeks!
     
  4. TimG

    TimG Songster

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    I had one that got to 18 weeks before butchering last year, it was very good.
     
  5. burntmuch

    burntmuch In the Brooder

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    Glad to hear these reports. I just some in the mail today
     

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