I hatched a few silkies out this year from some really nice stock. I couldn't imagine my self ever eating one. Well unless in dyer need of a meal..... I was just wondering do people really eat Silkies?
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Aren't these the ever so popular 'black chickens' in the asian markets I see?! I assume they are popular to eat in asian culture still.
No, I'm too much of a pansy to eat one. But if we were starving... you better believe it!!!!
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Eaten quite a few of them, I had a job that send me to various parts of asia for 2-3 week streches. Compaired to some of the other delicatsies (starfish and scorpian anyone?) it's pretty tame, like a black cornish game hen.
I don't think I could eat one of my own, maybe if someone else cleaned it though. They seem too small to be worth the effort, and they are just so sweet.
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There's got to be some place for all the surplus silkie roos to go. But I think the dark-colored meat would be a bit off-putting, unless you used it in a chili or a pasta dish with tomato sauce. I don't keep silkies, so I don't have to face this decision.
I have a lot of mixed-breed bantams here. The hens make great broodies, but I put standard-sized eggs under them. I don't want to keep making more bantams because I don't want to have to deal with surplus bantam roos. I just butchered one last weekend along with 4 standard sized roos. The bantam weighed 1.25 lbs after cleaning, not a lot but not too bad.
I just wanna say... my neighbors roosters are mean and evil! I would shoot and eat one without a second thought!!!! Oh they are mean!!! They have that look in their eyes like "EAT ME, EAT ME"!!!!
Silkies have that "PET ME, PET ME!!!!" look. Like a kitten or something. I'm such a sucker!
We eat our extra roos, and get this. They taste just like chicken and are perfect single serving size.
couldnt of said it better
Edited by TwittyBird - 7/29/09 at 8:40am
Silkie + Chicken= MEAL. They are a highly praised delicacy in the Asian markets. This is one breed I dont know if I can eat my little klingon looking babies!