White rocks age for butcher?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by flockman, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. flockman

    flockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have raised cornish cross before. White rock roosters were suggested to me, so I am going to try them this spring. What age would they be ready to butcher?

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  2. bwmichaud

    bwmichaud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    16-18 weeks, 20 weeks at the latest. I have a couple of White Rock roos and compared to the Orpingtons, Australorps, Wyandotes, etc., they are huge. (But they are still a DP chicken so don't expect them to fill out like a true meat bird.)
     
  3. flockman

    flockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool. Thanks. I know that they are not the same as Cornish X. I am not expecting as large of breast meat.
     

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