Free-Range Christmas Cockerels
Our free-range cockerels are bred using the same Cotswold White and Cotswold Gold breeds that we use for our chickens. These breeds are traditionally slow growing and our cockerels are grown to 125 days to maximise the flavour of the bird. Cockerels are dry plucked for Christmas and game hung for 10-14 days to promote flavour.
Christmas Cockerel and Goose were popular choices for a Christmas Day dinner until the 16th Century when turkey was first introduced.
As recommended in The Sunday Times…
“If you aren’t a turkey or goose fan, think about a free-range cockerel from this Leicestershire farm instead. Grown for up to 20 weeks and weighing as much as 5kg, they have deeply coloured flesh that gives even the best turkeys a run for their money. The farm also produces fantastic Cotswold chickens, bronze turkeys and geese.”
LUCAS HOLLWEG, THE TIMES.
Fosse Christmas Cockerel is a tasty alternative to turkey, the perfect size for a small gathering. It’s delicious roasted, with rich flavour and succulent meat – a great choice for the Christmas table. Order your bird from 3kg – 4kg.