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which is better for roaster? Australorp/Brahma/Cochin/Java/Jersey Giant/Langshan/Maran

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Amdz, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. Australorp

    1 vote(s)
    33.3%
  2. Brahma

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Cochin

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Java

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Jersey Giant

    2 vote(s)
    66.7%
  6. Langshan

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Maran

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. Amdz

    Amdz New Egg

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    Hi everyone.
    I lived in hot and humid region.
    I'm still not sure which breed to choose for making good roaster.
    I've found a comparison table in http://www.albc-usa.org/heritagechicken/chickencomparison.html as a reference.
    I prefer large fowl, fast growth, lots of meat and high rate of lay.
    I have shortlisted the following: Australorp/Brahma/Cochin/Java/Jersey Giant/Langshan/Maran.
    May I know what's your opinion?
    Thanks
     
  2. El Exorcisto

    El Exorcisto Out Of The Brooder

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    I voted for Black Giants, but optimally you are going to want to caponize your cockerels so you can grow them to full weight and still have a tender bird.
     
  3. CAjerseychick

    CAjerseychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Northern California!
    Just curious ( I have Jersey Giants) is that something people do at home? And is there info on caponizing your Rooster on the Education part of this site?
     

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