Meat Breeds

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BarredCometLaced, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. BarredCometLaced

    BarredCometLaced Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is your favorite meat breed (other then Cornish or Cornish crosses)?


    What are some good heritage meat chicken breeds?
     
  2. sabella

    sabella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The guy I get my organic feed from is crazy about the freedom rangers.
     
  3. BarredCometLaced

    BarredCometLaced Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are freedom rangers?
     
  4. Two Creeks Farm

    Two Creeks Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rangers are another cross meatie...but slower growing and far more like a regular chicken as far as behavior is concerned.

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  5. BarredCometLaced

    BarredCometLaced Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are they crossed with and where are they obtained?

    Are there any other non-cross meat birds that people like?
     
  6. Two Creeks Farm

    Two Creeks Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    http://www.freedomrangerhatchery.com/

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    am not sure on exactly what they are crossed with, but they are far easier for most folks to raise in with their layers versus the CX. I do both....depending on the time of year
     
  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Araucanas. Technically not a "meat" breed but they're great dual purpose birds that, if the right breeding, can pack a lot of good, tasty, tender meat in a smaller body. [​IMG] Plus, they're rare, beautiful, and very intelligent.
     
  8. Yellow House Farm

    Yellow House Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Traditionally the five most praised breeds for meat quality are the Dorking, La Fleche, Houdan, Crevecoeur, and Old English Game. We raise Dorkings for our roasters. Brahmas were a favorite for quite a while on account of their size and soft meatedness. The Plymouth Rock is praised for quality. The Wyandotte and Dominique for presentation. The Sussex and Faverolles are also quite delicious.

    So many wonderful, purebred, heritage fowl to choose from! Bon appetit!
     
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