Adult white full grown rooster is standing on farmyard. Full grown rooster or Gallus gallus in Latin is sitting on high rusty metal perch to lookout for its hens. Cock is seeing predators nearby and crowing alarm call. Cockerel’s plumage is of white, beige and grey colors. Adult cock is with red combs, wattles and hackles. Back view of domestic bird on rustic poultry farmyard.
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What Makes Capon Different From Your Standard Chicken?
Chickens can be referred to using a variety of terms, from hen and rooster to pullet and capon. You may never have heard of a capon before, so if you see capon chicken on sale at a gourmet market, you'll want to know what makes this special, high-quality meat different from that of a standard hen.
A capon is a rooster that is castrated before it matures, and which is done because a lack of testosterone causes more fat to form on the chicken's muscles. A capon will grow larger than a hen, but not as large as a rooster, and the chickens are fed a richer diet of milk and porridge, which helps to develop flavorful meat.
Capons were once considered a luxury for the rich, and today, they still cost more than hens because they are expensive to feed and not mass-produced, so you won't see them sold at a supermarket. Allowing male chickens to grow to adulthood isn't common, so capon may be a more humane use for them.