- The White Broiler Chicken (Cornish Cross)
- The Red Ranger or Freedom Ranger
- The Duel Purpose
The Red/Freedom Ranger is a good hybrid meat chicken that is a slow grower. This hybrid takes about 12 weeks before it's ready for processing. The flavor of the meat is quite good, and they make good foragers in the back yard.
The Duel Purpose chicken is by far the best breed for the back yard. This chicken takes about five to six months before it is fully matured. But the flavor of the meat is the best if you can wait that long. As for commercial production, I personally don't advice this breed unless you let them free range for most of their food. The advantage of the duel purpose chicken is that:
- They have a good survival instinct
- You can hatched your own eggs from the heritage breeds such as the Rhode Island Red; Buff Orpinton; Delaware and New Hampshire.
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