Whats the best Tasting chicken around?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Groundhighchickenguy, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. Groundhighchickenguy

    Groundhighchickenguy Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm really curious to hear other peoples input on the their best tasting chicken preference. Doesn't matter if it's heritage or fast growers.
     
  2. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Our favs are the Marans followed by the Dark Cornish. The DC has more meat per bird but the Marans have the better flavor.

    Steve
     
  3. Buster52

    Buster52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If anyone here would know, it would be Steve.

    We like the Dark Cornish too but are coincidentally trying our hand at Cuckoo Marans this year (for the eggs... folks like those dark eggs), so now I'm looking forward to the boys getting to processins size. [​IMG]
     
  4. Groundhighchickenguy

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    Has anybody heard of a La Fleche chicken? I was reading that they are hands down the best meat eating bird but I havnt heard of Marans being good eating. Hmmm, I got some extra Marans too. Have to see for myself. If I got Cornish Hens, can I mate them together and always have them on hand or would I have to cross birds together to get certain Corbish hens. I know thats a crazy question but I've never owned Cornish type chickens. Thanx for the replys
     
  5. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    The standard cornish will breed true. The cornish cross won't so you have to buy chicks each time. Alot of people do that and it works well, you buy a batch of chicks , grow them out and freezer them and you are done with chickens until you need another batch. When we raised the cross they just didn't have the taste that a heritage bird has.

    From the birds we raise each has a quality

    Buff Orpingtons have huge leg 1/4's - we are growing out some Light Sussex this year and it looks like they are going to be the same way

    Rhode Islands, Marans and Java's have a long wide breast - because of the body shape

    Speckled Sussex were bred as a meat bird and have more compact thicker bodies

    Dark Cornish are solid, meaty. Even as chicks when you pick them up they weigh more than others.

    Steve
     
  6. Groundhighchickenguy

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  7. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    I read that before, I remember when they did the survey you got to rate what birds you raised by egglaying, sitting, meat etc. They had alot of feedback so it should be a pretty good cross section.

    Steve
     
  8. Groundhighchickenguy

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    Where can you even get a La Fleche bird? I havn't seen nobody with them.
     
  9. dancingbear

    dancingbear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think it's really possible to answer that question. It's like asking what's the best flavor ice cream in the world. Tastes will vary, not everybody likes the same thing, for the same reasons.

    So my sort-of-answer is, any chicken you raise yourself.
     
  10. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Try posting on the wanted to buy section. Also do a search on the breeds section i'm people have talked about them from time to time.

    Steve
     

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