Christmas Cockerel

Christmas Cockerels

Grown for flavour on the Yorkshire Wolds

Our grain fed Christmas Cockerels (previously called Capons) enjoy high welfare standards and are grown for flavour on the Yorkshire Wolds by the Soanes family specifically for the Christmas market.

A tasty alternative to turkey

Christmas Cockerels are large chickens (5-11+ lbs/2.5-5.0+kg) that are a tasty, succulent alternative to turkey.

Christmas Cockerel
Seasonal Christmas Poultry by Soanes

Great Taste award winning Yorkshire Christmas Cockerel and Crown

Our Yorkshire Christmas Cockerel was awarded a prestigious gold star at the Guild of Fine Foods Great Taste awards in 2017. The judges said: “The chicken looks very moist and indeed lives up to its looks. There is a gentle gaminess in the aroma and the meat, giving a depth and intensity to the flavour.”

Our Yorkshire Christmas Cockerel Crown was awarded a prestigious gold star at this year’s Guild of Fine Foods Great Taste awards. The judges said:

“A very attractive looking crown. A lovely aroma. The texture was delightfully soft, moist and juicy and packed full of flavour.”

Our Christmas range of poultry and game

  • Great Taste award-winning Yorkshire Christmas Cockerel - 2.5kg to 5.0+kg
  • Great Taste award-winning Yorkshire Christmas Cockerel Crowns 1.5 – 2.5kg
  • Grove Smith English Rose Turkey - 4kg - 7kg
  • Grove Smith English Rose Turkey Saddles and Butterflies
  • Madgett's Free Range Goose 3kg - 8kg
  • Madgett's Free Range Duck 2.25kg+ and 2.5kg+
  • Pheasant
  • Goose
  • Partridge
  • Mallard
  • Venison 
  • Game pie mix

For more information about our range of Game, please visit our Game Page

Ordering your Christmas poultry and game

Orders are taken during November through wholesalers, butchers and farm shops. Please call us on 01377 217243 for details of your nearest stockist and please check last ordering dates with your retailer to avoid disappointment.

Cooking advice

For advice about preparing and cooking your Christmas Cockerel, please head to our Recipes page.

Our Suppliers

Grove Smith Turkeys

Family business Grove Smith Turkeys has been producing turkeys from its own farms for over 40 years and has built up an enviable reputation for high quality birds that are backed up by good service. The birds are fed on home grown cereals and are reared in an environment with low stocking densities, plenty of sunlight and attention to detail on welfare issues. Grove Smith's control of production from ‘plough to plate’ results in tasty birds that have been awarded ‘Best British Turkey’.

Madgett's Ducks and Geese

Madgetts Farm Goose and Duck has been carefully reared in the natural surroundings of hills overlooking the Wye Valley. The birds can roam free over the fields and at night are kept in purpose built well ventilated barns. They are fed a natural diet of cereals supplemented with minerals and vitamins. No growth boosters or antibiotics are used in their diet. When they come to maturity they are dry plucked and traditionally finished ready for the table maintaining the tradition of the bird giving it an excellent flavour.

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