Hey, I think I finally got this figured out!
We've been wondering where these kind of freakish chickens come from. They're certainly not selected by nature, and if they were, they wouldn't survive long enough to make more. They're the kind of chickens that most Americans are used to eating. They're the standard rotisserie chicken. They're what restaurants use. They are what we buy in the grocery store.
But what exactly are they?
So after extensive research, I think I've finally got to the bottom of it.
|Here's a giant White Cornish Rooster|
|And his well-endowed White Rock wife.|
|This is their offspring... Frankenbird.|
These are called Cornish X Rock, or Cornish Cross. Or White Broilers. The name "frankenbird" fits perfectly, don't you think?
If you saw them in person, you'd definitely agree.
They reach their full market weight in 7-8 weeks. They do nothing but EAT. And EAT. By the time they are ready to meet their Maker, they seem kindof glad. They are easy to catch.
We've raised this kind of chicken a few times. They are adorable as babies.
Not so much, once they grow up.
But they sure taste good.
And that is the bottom line, folks.
Aren't you glad the mystery is solved???
I'm getting ready to order 50 more of these strange birds. I was just curious where they came from, really. It's nice raising hormone/antibiotic free meat ourselves. OK, maybe "nice" isn't quite the word I'm looking for. It's kindof cool, though. : )