Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by JacksFlock, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. JacksFlock

    JacksFlock Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 24, 2010
    What breed would you suggest as a non hybrid or modified meatie?

    We want to try meat birds for the first time, but have some reservation about getting hybrid or Cross type birds.

  2. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

    Dec 19, 2009
    Southwest TN
    Delaware's were the broiler industry before the hybrids came along. They are meaty. Lots of heritage birds good for meat. Del's are mostly white so look nice when cleaned.
  3. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    Quote:I agree.
  4. tgrlily

    tgrlily Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2009
    East Syracuse
    Quote:I'm going to buy a few extra Delaware cockerels from a friend to try. He has good lines & true heritage birds. We are also going to eat our excess Dorking boys.

    I'm planning a taste test BBQ this summer using grocery store chicken, Cornish X, Dels & Dorkings. Should be interesting & fun! We'll have 2 of each & 2 cooking methods.... low & slow on the grill & brining then cooking in the turkey fryer. Going to test out both methods with the heritage breeds first, since they'll be older birds.
  5. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 6, 2009
    I have CXs in the brooder. Im gonna do Aussie roos next.
  6. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Delaware or White Rock, hands down.

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