e. Class 5--Rock Cornish Game Hen or Cornish Game Hen. A Rock Cornish
game hen or Cornish game hen is a young immature chicken (usually 5-6 weeks of age)
weighing not more than 2 pounds at ready-to-cook weight. It is the progeny of a
Cornish game chicken or of a Cornish chicken crossed with another breed of chicken.
CLASSES OF TURKEYS
a. Fryer-Roaster Turkey. A fryer-roaster turkey is a young immature turkey
(usually under 16 weeks of age), of either sex, that is tender-meated with soft, pliable,
smooth-textured skin, and flexible breastbone cartilage.
b. Young Turkey. A young turkey is a turkey (usually under 8 months of age)
that is tender-meated with soft, pliable, smooth-textured skin and breastbone cartilage
that is somewhat less flexible than that of a fryer-roaster turkey. Sex designation is
c. Yearling Turkey. A yearling turkey is a fully matured turkey (usually under
15 months of age) that is reasonably tender-meated and has reasonably smooth-
textured skin. Sex designation is optional.
d. Mature Turkey and Old Turkey. A mature or old turkey is an old turkey of
either sex (usually in excess of 15 months of age) with coarse skin and toughened flesh.
CLASSES OF DUCKS
a. Broiler Ducklings or Fryer Duckling. A broiler duckling or fryer duckling is
a young duck (usually under 8 weeks of age), of either sex, that is tender-meated and
has a soft bill and a soft windpipe.
b. Roaster Duckling. A roaster duckling is a young duck (usually under 16
weeks of age), of either sex, that is tender-meated and has a bill that is not completely
hardened and a windpipe that is easily dented.
c. Mature Duck or Old Duck. A mature duck or old duck is a duck (usually
over 6 months of age), of either sex, with toughened flesh, a hardened bill, and a
CLASSES OF GEESE
a. Young Goose. A young goose may be of either sex, is tender-meated, and
has a windpipe that is easily dented.
b. Mature Goose or Old Goose. A mature goose or old goose may be of
either sex and has toughened flesh and a hardened windpipe.