These chickens are reared from day olds supplied to us by P.D. Hook Hatcheries of Oxfordshire. They are very slow grown to attain the flavour not found in modern mass produced young chickens. These will make an ideal Christmas meal for those who are not great lovers of Turkey.
The word Capon is an old-fashioned term for a large chicken eaten at Christmas. The name is still applied by some of us in the trade, but the correct term should be large Christmas chicken. It has been almost 40 years since caponizing was banned; chicken breeders then took on the challenge to develop a bird that would fill the void left and succeeded! Although slow grown we can now produce birds of 4 - 6.5kgs (8-14lbs) oven ready for Christmas. Chicken with taste.