New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

silkie meat?

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

is the meat and/or bones of a silkie chicken any different than a regualr chicken? They have purplish skin i know, does that affect the meat color also? has anyone ever butchered them? all comments welcomed.

Life is short, so i'm only living the fun parts...... me
Reply
Life is short, so i'm only living the fun parts...... me
Reply
post #2 of 8

I know that PurpleChicken ate one once - it had black/purpleish skin, but not sure about meat.

I have an amazing husband, a wonderful daughter (5) and now an incredible son, born 8/27/11!
Reply
I have an amazing husband, a wonderful daughter (5) and now an incredible son, born 8/27/11!
Reply
post #3 of 8

If you look up what the Chinese did sub the silkies, it will say that they thought the black skin and black bones had medicinal value to it. As for the meat I have never eaten one to know for sure but I am sure someday I will. I figure what the hay, gotta taste like chicken

I have a wonderful wife, 2 kids,18 different types of birds some mixed some purebred golden duck wing Phoenix.
Reply
I have a wonderful wife, 2 kids,18 different types of birds some mixed some purebred golden duck wing Phoenix.
Reply
post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 

thanks. i am getting a bunch of culls from a friend doing a breeding project. I will keep several, but i know i will wind up with a ton of roos, and she cant kill or eat them, so as long as i do it humanly, which of course i will, i will be investigating and posting in about 3 months. thanks guys

Life is short, so i'm only living the fun parts...... me
Reply
Life is short, so i'm only living the fun parts...... me
Reply
post #5 of 8

My understanding from a little bit of reading about Silkies is that the meat is also black, or at least very dark. I also read that Silkies are rarely eaten in the US, but that a number of Asian cultures will eat them. I would think that whether or not you would want to eat a Silkies is more about what the meat looks like than what the taste would be.

A forgetfulness support thread http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=465717
 2011 was the coldest summer in Western Washington's recorded history that started in 1891. Uf Da!!!

June 2012 was the coldest June in recorded history. I need some sun. 

Reply

A forgetfulness support thread http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=465717
 2011 was the coldest summer in Western Washington's recorded history that started in 1891. Uf Da!!!

June 2012 was the coldest June in recorded history. I need some sun. 

Reply
post #6 of 8

I have seen a lot of frozen ones at Asian markets and had the soup before but did not eat the chicken. I think the meat is dark also. Now that I have some silkies (and I am not eating them), I don't think the ones from the market are pure breeds.

Chicken Owner, Licensed Tax Preparer & Insurance Broker/Agent:)

AL@ALTAMINSURANCE.COM
Reply
Chicken Owner, Licensed Tax Preparer & Insurance Broker/Agent:)

AL@ALTAMINSURANCE.COM
Reply
post #7 of 8

dark meat.  I had some little bitty roos with huge double breasts, cutest darn things ever.  I would have butchered one to try but sold them for 15.00 each on CL

Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can,
At all the times you can, To all the people you can, As long as ever you can. JW
Reply
Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can,
At all the times you can, To all the people you can, As long as ever you can. JW
Reply
post #8 of 8

Mmm silkies.

The market ones in asian markets are of the white feathered variety. If they did not have dark skin, dark bones, 5 toes and head on, they would be rejected by many as not being "pure". Many of the "fancier" show birds make TERRIBLE marketing to the asian meat market because they are not the "silkies" they know. Light skin or large body is not very desired medicinally.

As for the meat color, the darkness is the protein in the connective tissues. So where ever there is more connective tissue, there is mark dark.

Often, the meat is not eaten in the end soup produce because it has been cooked with other herbs and stuff to make a bitter concoction.

Need egg candling reference pics? Click HERE!
2011 Coop build! Click Here!

 

I'm no expert, there is always something to learn, and my birds are livestock, so... yes, I may be quite blunt. wink.png

Reply

Need egg candling reference pics? Click HERE!
2011 Coop build! Click Here!

 

I'm no expert, there is always something to learn, and my birds are livestock, so... yes, I may be quite blunt. wink.png

Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Meat Birds ETC