White Cochin

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by chickensrfood, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. chickensrfood

    chickensrfood Out Of The Brooder

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    Are these good to breed for meat? Standard weights at maturity are males-11 lbs. and hens-8 1/2 lbs.
     
  2. GraceAK

    GraceAK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They probably take a while to grow, but I wouldn't doubt it. They would probably be just as tasty as any other heritage breed [​IMG]
     
  3. chickensrfood

    chickensrfood Out Of The Brooder

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    Well I know they are excellent setters and mothers and being white would be a plus I would think. They sure are calm and gentle birds might be hard putting them on the table.
     
  4. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2009
    Kingman Arizona
    It takes them 6 months + to get to that size, but there's no reason not to eat them. The feathered legs can make plucking take a bit longer I'd expect. They probably compare to most other "heritage" types that are not specifically bred for meat. I'm about to butcher a couple of bantam cochin roosters, 6 months old and they maybe weigh a couple pounds each live. Two of them might be a meal for one person once all that fluff comes off lol.
     

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