- Hammy was nice and meaty, as expected, but what I didn't expect was how long it took to pluck him. He was fluffy, and while that made for a beautiful sight in the sunlight, with his feathers shining orange, red, gold, and black ... it meant the flies and mosquitoes had ample time to find me.
- Castor had a surprisingly meaty leg quarter on him. I started to pluck him, but the skin on his lower breast tore off, so he was skinned. Not much breast meat, but I didn't expect much meat on him at all, so the nice plump leg quarters were a welcome sight.
- Tribble would have been the easiest to pluck if I had planned to pluck him. As it was, I figured he'd be soup stock due to size.
Of course, this is a good example of why I am embarking on my unorthodox Wyandotte breeding project. What I am wanting is not easily found: Wyandottes that are good for eggs, good for meat, and look good while doing it. The hatchery stock is good for eggs, given their business model selects almost exclusively for egg production, while the more exhibition-oriented stock is rather fluffy (though meaty) but egg production varies.
Meanwhile, I grow impatient for Tuesday evening, when the first batch of Wyandottes should hatch in the incubator.