Need help choosing broilers

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by gumpsgirl, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    My dad is looking into getting some meat birds to go with the chickens that I've finally talked him into getting! [​IMG]

    He just called me from his feed store and was telling me what they have available to order. He said that all they have to offer is a Red Broiler and a White Broiler. So how long does it take to grow those out and would there be any difference between the red or the white?

    Thanks for the help in advance! [​IMG]
     
  2. Brunty_Farms

    Brunty_Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The reds will take about 12 weeks and the whites will take about 6 weeks for about the same weight.

    Red broilers aren't the typical Freedom Rangers that many get here but more of a slow growing cornish.

    Flavor wise the reds will be more "nutrient dense" and also a "stronger" taste due to it's age difference.

    White have a tender succulent meat... with mild flavor

    Reds will have a stringy meat... with a rich flavor due to the complex amino acids.

    They both have their set backs and their pros... but if I would have to choose it would be the whites hands down.
     

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