oeg rooster and silverlaced wyondotte mix

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by staplehead, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. staplehead

    staplehead Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 31, 2010
    my question is... will the offspring of these two breeds be worth eating...? and at what age should i butcher them...
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Definitely not worth eating. If your Wyandotte is show quality, the birds may get some good meat on them, but slowly. If they're not show quality, then both parents are very thin and underweight, giving a bird even skinnier in type than the average production layer.

    Butchering age is usually around 5 months. If the Wyandotte is heritage or show quality (not from a hatchery, feedstore, or local) its offspring grow slower, so they will be ready around 6 months and up.

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