Is there a different taste in Cronish X rooster vs/hens?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Motel Chix, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. Motel Chix

    Motel Chix In the Brooder

    Nov 19, 2007
    Central Indiana
    I am getting about 100 Cornish X and plan on keeping them for about 8 weeks then sending them to a processor to bag and freeze, is there any different taste between the roosters vs/ the hens? I see the different hatcheries charging different prices for them if you order sexed.
  2. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    The only difference I've read about is that the pullets take and extra week or two to make weight. Or they can be processed when they reach about 3-4 lbs live weight for some tasty and tender Rock Cornish Game hens. If you have to send them all to the processor at the same time, the pullets will just be more fryer sized than broiler.
  3. Ang

    Ang Songster

    Jan 2, 2008
    West Central Illinois
    There is no difference in taste. The advantage to buying cockerels is they take a week or 2 less to feed out. We have always bought straight run but we butcher them ourselves.
  4. greyfields

    greyfields Crowing

    Mar 15, 2007
    Washington State
    You will just barely be able to tell the cockrels apart from the pullets at 8 weeks. It really makes little difference, except that you get some variation in weight between the two.

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