What breed?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by 1_FnkyFrm, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. 1_FnkyFrm

    1_FnkyFrm Songster

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    What breed of chickens do they raise for the small chicken wings and legs? I know I've had some with more meat than others. Is that from the breed, age at butcher, ect?
     
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  2. 1_FnkyFrm

    1_FnkyFrm Songster

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    Anyone?
     
  3. NancyP

    NancyP Songster

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    I think it is a little of both. My RIR's have large legs and wings and I have heard orpington's do also.
    Nancy
     
  4. eKo_birdies

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    probably the same birds they raise for everything else..... cornish Xs. not to mention a cornish X will have small wings because they have no "use" for them, as they are too heavy to really fly.
     
  5. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Quote:Yes, really young Cornish.
     
  6. chickenboy21

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    it depends how much meat you want... cornish crosses are an excelent choice... 0 to 4 lbs is a roaster, which would have very small wings and legs or you could grow them out larger for more meat
     
  7. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    just wondering, are you talking about the wings that have been sectioned and look like a little wing and a little leg (usually used for hot wings?)
     
  8. eKo_birdies

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    Quote:that's what i was assuming they were talking about... the "wing" part and then the "drummy" leg part.
     
  9. 1_FnkyFrm

    1_FnkyFrm Songster

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    Thats what Im talking about..
     
  10. crperdue

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    I wonder if some of those big bags of buffalo wings at the grocery store
    are from spent laying hens?
     

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