Kids like thighs and drumsticks.

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Tiffrz-N-Kidz, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. Tiffrz-N-Kidz

    Tiffrz-N-Kidz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like soups and stews so breast meat is of the least importance to my family.

    So what breed do you think has the best dark meat?
     
  2. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From the breeds I've eaten, Black Copper Marans and Buff Orpintons have the best dark meat. Luckily, with your preference, most any DP will fit your need. What may be more of a issue, is how quickly you want them to get to butchering weight. You are looking at between 18-24 weeks for most any DP breed.
     
  3. Ravishaw

    Ravishaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what's a dp breed mean?
     
  4. CDennis

    CDennis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DP is dual purpose, chickens that lay a good amount of eggs but also make a yummy dinner. [​IMG]
     
  5. Ravishaw

    Ravishaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Steve_of_sandspoultry

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    Buff Orp's have huge legs and thighs if that is your goal.

    Steve
     
  7. Mrs. Feathers

    Mrs. Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have been happy with the dark meat from our Australorps...my family are also leg and thigh eaters. I like the breast meat myself so the smaller breasts of our duals suits us just fine.
     
  8. Jeeper1540

    Jeeper1540 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have an exception to that. i have 2 big BOs and 1 scrawny BO. she doesnt have worms or any ailment or anything (other than going broody a lot) she just turned out small, almost like leghorn size
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  9. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a pick of a BO leg quarter w/ a piece of breast meat on top.

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    Very tasty!
     
  10. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    Sounds like a cull to me

    Steve
     

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