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In the United States, poussin is an alternative name for a small-sized cross-breed chicken called Rock Cornish game hen, developed in the late 1950s, which is twice as old and twice as large as the typical British poussin.
- The British Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affair' definition of poussin and coquelet
- The British Assured Food Standards organisation's definition of poussin.
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