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wellington womble



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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 17 9:14 pm    Post subject: Transylvanian Naked Necks  Reply with quote    

Anyone raised these? I can't say they really appeal, but I've read they make good meat birds. I'm trying a bit of everything this year to see what works for us here. So far, I've got Dorkings, Croad Langshans, Poulet not-de-Bresse, Light Sussex and Salmon Faveroles. Don't really want monster Jersey Giants or Brahmas, can't find any Ixworths. What other table birds are good (I want to try some Ross/Cobb types for for comparison, but I can't take 50 at once at the moment)

Ty Gwyn



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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 17 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Would`nt be surprised if there is Cornish Giant in the breed mix of a Ross Cob.

dpack



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 17 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

are those the ones that look like vultures crossed with a small carnivorous dinosaur?

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 17 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yep. Hideous imho, but supposed to be good meaty birds. I was looking at commercial meat hybrids, and these are one of the ones available.

dpack



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 17 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

thought so, i met some and although they look well scary they actually seemed quite nice ( compared to some breeds )

Chez



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 17 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've known a couple of people who eat them and they report good things. They're too freaky looking for me though

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 17 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

re meat breeds the norfolk black has my recommendation for taste, texture and size but i have no idea about timings, food to meat conversion or personality.

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 17 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

ps i do mean chooks not the turkeys of the same name

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 17 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

So long as they don't attack me, I'm not concerned at the moment. I just want to try different things and see what works for us.

ETA can't find any, except a sort of franchised growers arrangement. They do seem to be bred for free range.

How're your Cobbs going, Chez?

NorthernMonkeyGirl



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 17 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dpack wrote:
re meat breeds the norfolk black has my recommendation for taste, texture and size but i have no idea about timings, food to meat conversion or personality.


If you want a taste test, sainsburys are selling these, whole and in bits.

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 17 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

that is where i discovered them , quite a few later i'm still impressed at how good they are.

chickenlady



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 17 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've raised a few in the past. They were one of the most friendly birds I've come across. Gentle and calm. Can't comment on how they taste though.

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 17 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That's good to know. My supposedly calm Dorking (who is just eight weeks old) went for my shoes when I caught his run mates for ringing. I plumped for some eBay Ixworths in the end, but the geese and ducks will vacate the incubator in a couple of weeks, so I might give these a go next.

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