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Eating a Peacock

post #1 of 72
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I know that few, if any, of us would want to eat one of our pretty peafowl, but when I was searching for aviary ideas on youtube I stumbled across a guy who ordered a peacock from an exotic food company and he prepared it and ate it. He finally takes a bite around 8:41 in the video...It is worth a watch just to hear what he thinks about it. I just found it interesting because I know people used to serve peafowl at big dinner parties or something. In fact, in one of the Pirates of the Carribean there is a peacock on a dinner table... Anyways here is the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlN_qeSPkrM&list=ELN8DSbFHmPhE&index=6

 

Would I eat one of my peafowl? Nope!

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8 peafowl: 1 India Blue, 1 blackshoulder, 1 pied, 2 splits (pied or white), 3 whites.

Proud to be Native American and happy to have wonderful family & friends.
"Everything is possible with God."

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post #2 of 72

I have had it before and it is very good I would say it taste closer to phesant than turket but very good no the less.  It was an interesting video thanks for sharing.

post #3 of 72
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Wow interesting! I guess I would try some as long as it wasn't one of my birds...

8 peafowl: 1 India Blue, 1 blackshoulder, 1 pied, 2 splits (pied or white), 3 whites.

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8 peafowl: 1 India Blue, 1 blackshoulder, 1 pied, 2 splits (pied or white), 3 whites.

Proud to be Native American and happy to have wonderful family & friends.
"Everything is possible with God."

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post #4 of 72

I found this link a few weeks ago:

http://aussiehunter.org/simple-easy-dinner-recipes/roast-peacock-recipe/ (warning, graphic pictures of pretty peacock)

 

I'd also try it if it weren't one of my precious babies.

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I'm scared to look at the link. hide.gif
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post #6 of 72

Ick! I can't wrap my head around the thought of eating a peacock! th.gif

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post #7 of 72

I was told that the man that owned the ones given to me would sometimes process his out. If it had a crooked leg or toes so messed up that it could not be a breeder bird he would eat them.

 

Like you guys, I do not think I could do it. I can do ducks and chickens but have not even done any guineas.

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I was told that the man that owned the ones given to me would sometimes process his out. If it had a crooked leg or toes so messed up that it could not be a breeder bird he would eat them.

Like you guys, I do not think I could do it. I can do ducks and chickens but have not even done any guineas.

To me (and just my personal opinion), eating a peacock is like eating the family dog or cat. sickbyc.gifhide.gif
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NPIP Certified -115 Chickens, 19 Geese, 19 BR Turkeys, 7 Rabbits, 120 Muscovy Ducks , 9 Guineas, 9 Peafowl, 8 sheep, 1 Goat and currently have 100 broilers to be processed March 2014.  And it's broody/hatching season all over again for 2014.
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To me (and just my personal opinion), eating a peacock is like eating the family dog or cat. sickbyc.gifhide.gif

X2, but if I were in a different country, I would probably try anything.

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Ick! I can't wrap my head around the thought of eating a peacock! th.gif


This from the state where they think crawdads (aka mudbugs) are a delicacy? gig.gifI guess it would depend on how hungry I was.

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