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post #11 of 19
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Originally Posted by kfacres View Post
 

here's one for you:

 

Last winter, I put the axe to a bunch of roosters.  In order of most impressive carcass quality:

 

Black Laced Red Cornish

Dark Cornish

White Laced Red Cornish

Blue Laced Red Cornish

Cornish x Show Q Ameraucana

Cornish x silkie

 

then distantely a bunch of 'farm king' dual purpose roosters... 

 

Sad, but true-- the silkie crosses smoked the farm king 'dual purpose' roosters who were on average 2.5 months older. 

May I see some pictures of your Cornish crosses you mention above? They are very interesting, had wanted to try those crosses you mention up there. I have some true Ameraucana already and a few large fowl silkie meat types birds, not the little bantam fluffy balls many seems to raise. Now I just need some LF cornish birds to play with.

post #12 of 19
Nobody ever answered the original question!!!!
I am curious now.
I want some black chickens!!
post #13 of 19
I am about to butcher 2 silkie roo's along with a polish roo, and 2 buff orph x easter egger roos tomorrow morning. I've tried giving the silkies away several times so I figured we'd just try eating them. They are aweful looking as far as silkie's go and mean to boot. I'll post later how it goes smile.png.
post #14 of 19
Just thought I'd bump this thread to see how the various silkie experiments worked out. Has anyone photographed their results?
post #15 of 19

I haven't eaten silkie but may try it soon.

There's a huge Asian/latin market here that has a huge freezer full of silkies. The freezer just has a sign on the side that says 'black chicken'.


Edited by ChickenCanoe - 4/11/16 at 10:25am

NPIP 43-813

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Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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post #16 of 19
5-6 months full grown
post #17 of 19
So does silkie just taste like chicken?

Throw me to the wolves, and I'll come back. Leading the pack.....

 

~ Jeremiah 29:11 ~ 

 "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

 

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Throw me to the wolves, and I'll come back. Leading the pack.....

 

~ Jeremiah 29:11 ~ 

 "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

 

*~*Jennifer*~*

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post #18 of 19

I'll let you know soon. Perhaps someone else on this thread knows already.

NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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post #19 of 19
Yes, please do let me know. I know that sounds like an incredibly dumb question.. lol Chicken is chicken.... right? tongue.png

Throw me to the wolves, and I'll come back. Leading the pack.....

 

~ Jeremiah 29:11 ~ 

 "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

 

*~*Jennifer*~*

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Throw me to the wolves, and I'll come back. Leading the pack.....

 

~ Jeremiah 29:11 ~ 

 "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

 

*~*Jennifer*~*

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