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Capon - Not Your Average Chicken

Sizes: 7-9, 9-11 lbs.

A chicken is just a chicken, right? Not necessarily - a Capon is not your average chicken. Some even call it the 'Super Chicken', due to its rich and tender flavor. Capon is essentially a rooster that is gelded, or surgically neutered at three weeks of age to neutralize the muscular development of the bird. This centuries-old technique contributes to a plumper and juicier bird which also improves the texture compared to a traditional roast chicken.

Our Minowa Capons are:

  • All Natural*
  • Never given hormones or growth stimulants**
  • Raised on family farms
  • Fed an all-vegetarian diet
  • Free Range
  • Grade A USDA Inspected

A Capon is wonderful all year round, or it serves as a tender, flavorful and delicious alternative to turkey at Thanksgiving.

*No artificial ingredients. Minimally processed.
**Federal regulations prohibit the use of hormones in poultry.

Item# Item Name Our Price Qty Add
WAC0709 Minowa Capon - 7-9 lbs.
WAC0911 Minowa Capon - 9-11 lbs.
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Serving Size:
  • 7-9 lb: Serves approximately 9 people
    9-11 lb: Serves approximately 11 people

Technical Specs:
  • Frozen
  • Raw
  • Ready to Cook

Additional Information:
Our capons are well-fed until approximately 16 weeks until they weigh 10-13 lbs. This is double the lifespan of conventional chickens,making the birds a special dinner centerpiece throughout the entire year.

The long growing process naturally produces a high-weight bird with well-marbled meat.

Roasting Instructions:
  • Thaw in the refrigerator for 1-1½ days or in cool water for 4-6 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • Remove leg binding to open body cavity. Remove neck and giblet package from body cavity, cook for stuffing or refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Rinse and drain capon.
  • Salt if desired.
  • Place capon, breast side up, on rack in roasting pan.
  • Cover roaster and place in pre-heated oven.
  • Allow approximately 25 minutes per pound cooking time for an unstuffed capon*.
  • Uncover capon for the last 45 minutes of cooking time to brown, or until desired color and meat thermometer registers 180-185°F. Legs should move easily in their sockets.
  • Allow to cool slightly before carving.
  • Refrigerate leftovers.

*Dark cookware may shorten cooking time.

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Capon November 24, 2018
Reviewer: TERESA DEHAAN from ATLANTA, GA United States  
Hands down the best Capon ever. It was perfection!
Joelle went above and beyond the call to make sure I received my bird on time. She even called the next day to make sure I got it.
It was delicious. Friends who’ve never had capon were truely impressed. Thankyou!
I’ll be buying all my birds from you in the future

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Capon November 24, 2018
Reviewer: Brett Neighbors from Santa maria, CA United States  
The capon was moist and succulent.  Everyone enjoyed it and will order again!

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great capon September 17, 2018
Reviewer: Thierry Focant from Sebring, FL United States  
this is the second time we bought a capon from Shiltz, and we are really satisfied with the quality of the meat , it is tender,  but firm as a rooster is supposed to be,all our guest really enjoyed it and even copy the link from this company for them to place an order, we will recommend this company anytime that people ask about really good poultry, raised without antibiotics ,, free ranged and no growth hormones , the capon is not cheap but the quality is there and you have to choose what you want on your table, quality or quantity...

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Best quality May 21, 2018
Reviewer: Maren Daley from Bismarck, ND  
We roasted two in the oven for family and they were excellant. Juicy, tender and great flavor. Today we roasted one on the gas grill rotisserie.
We ordered the capons online and they arrived in perfect condition, very clean. They are an expensive splurge compared to regular chicken or turkey but the quality of these birds makes the treat worth the expense.

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Capon December 25, 2017
Reviewer: Miguel Altamirano from Spring, TX United States  
Great service!!

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