Well, I was craving some home grown chicken. My red broilers from Ideal are a about 8 wks now. So I picked one out. I was not one of the biggest, but not one of the smallest. The cleaned bird was at least 3 lbs, but not 4. So now he is chillin in the fridge for some fried chicken thursday night. mmmm can't wait. Not a bad lookin' bird. Definantely doesn't have the breast like the Cornish cross, but the thighs are nice. They don't grow near as fast as the cornishx but they are alot healthier, I haven't lost a single one. Well, till today, hehe. Took some pic of them today ( 1/21/10 ), thought I'd share. "Ranging" while the coop gets cleaned "struttin'" "Mmmm greens" I like the pullet, I may keep her.