Is there really this type of meat chicken ???

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Shannoniganshens, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. Shannoniganshens

    Shannoniganshens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    http://abilene.craigslist.org/grd/2175199060.html I didn't know a chicken could get up to 15 lbs, I'm new to meat birds, more dual purpose right now, was just browsing the good ol' Cl. Figure you guys would/could tell me what breed it would be if it was to be, lol. 15 lbs and can breed, googled Grand Champion chickens, 15 lb chickens, nada. Thanks in advance for your answers.
     
  2. F50myster

    F50myster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well most heavy dual purpose breeds weigh up to 11 pounds or more when mature so im guessing that they are probably cornsh X chickens they are specifically bred for food and to be BIG and heavy
     
  3. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they are telling the truth. A friend of mine gave me some of his from his stock show project. They are about 8 lbs right now and I am going to butcher them in the next few days. Will get some better pics so you get a better idea of their size.


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  4. PurpleChicken

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    15 pounds is unlikely. The CL ad may be an exaggeration or intentional fraud. Certain breed roosters will get up to 15 pounds after a year or more of growth.


    TXCarl those chickens in your pic look like standard Cornish Crosses to me. The males can reach up to 12 pounds but will usually drop dead soon after from organ failure.
     
  5. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    PC yes they are Cornish X's. I am not going to let them get much bigger. Some of them can barely walk. They were given to me so you can't beat free food. [​IMG]
     
  6. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Would say to get 15 lb , they would need to be capon, rock x cornish males.

    At 12 weeks after the age they are no longer fryers,but roasters they would be near 10 +

    But they eat ALOT of feed after the 8 week age.
     
  7. PurpleChicken

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    Nothing like a fat Cornish for the oven or pot. [​IMG]


    I just noticed something else in that CL post. It says they can be eaten or bred. Cornish are artificially fertilized. They can't breed on their own and if they did they wouldn't breed true anyways, meaning their kids would be inconsistent in size.
     
  8. Neil Grassbaugh

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  9. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    I have several Cornish X birds that I raised special to get to laying age, I still have them and most of them range from 16-19lbs, they are now 2 1/2 yrs old and going very strong. so yes to your Q it is possible on both fronts.

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  10. Neil Grassbaugh

    Neil Grassbaugh Chillin' With My Peeps

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