Why do some chooks have more fat than others?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by bwmichaud, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. bwmichaud

    bwmichaud Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2010
    I just slaughtered 2 Buff Orpingtons yesterday and one was noticeably heavier than the other. Once I opened them up, I noticed one (The heavier one) had huge fat deposits in the abdomen and the other had none to speak of. They have been raised together and fed the same stuff. I let them run loose and forage for whatever they like. Do you think that the fattier one just found more bugs and frogs and stuff?
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2010
  2. emys

    emys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    Genetics is my guess. (If hens probably wasn't laying as well, putting energy into fat rather than eggs.)

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