ADVANTAGES TO RAISING ANY OF OUR SEX-LINKED MALES
AS OPPOSED TO CORNISH ROCK BROILERS
1. Any of our Sex-Linked males are good to use for fryer chickens. While they will not reach butchering size as quicky as Cornish Rock Broilers, they will still develop into reasonable fryers in a reasonable amount of time. While you could butcher Cornish Rocks at 8 weeks of age, you might want to wait until the Sex-Linked males are 12 weeks of age. While it will take more time for them to reach butchering size, the cost per chick is much less than with Cornish Rock Broilers.
2. None of our Sex-Linked males are genetically altered. Cornish Rocks are genetically altered. We don't like to hatch anything that is genetically altered, so this is another reason that we stopped hatching Cornish Rocks.
3. Cornish Rock Broiler meat is often "mushy" and doesn't have much flavor. This is because they are not bred for flavor; they are bred for growth. On the other hand, our Sex-Linked males will have unsurpassed flavor. No, the breast size will not be as large as on the Cornish Rocks, but the taste of what is there will be wonderful and have a taste similar to quail.
4. Cornish Rock Broilers do not do well in hot weather. They are so big that they develop heart trouble and will often fall over dead. Meanwhile, our Sex-Linked males are still thriving.