I want to use Julia Child's recipe (link below), but it calls for a 3.5-4 pound bird. Mine is closer to 6 pounds, so I have the following questions...
Do I do the 425 degrees for 15 minutes and then drop to 350 until it is done (I'm using a meat thermometer) or do I need to keep it at 425 longer since it is a bigger bird?
Based on the recipe, it looks like a 6 pound bird will take about 1.5 hours to cook. Does that seem about right? I know I'm shooting for 160 on the thermometer, but I'm trying to get an idea of how early to put it in the oven so we don't eat too late (also taking resting time into account).