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BEST TASTING game birds ?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by pascopol, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. pascopol

    pascopol Songster

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    Lets hear opinions of those who raise and eat game birds.

    I raised most popular games but Bobwites.

    I like Guinea hen meat better than pheasant, but my wife will not let me keep Guineas due to noise they make.

    So I tried coturnix, but I raise them primarly for eggs, meat is average, and too much work due to their small size.

    Tried a few Chukars this year- excellent eating, will do again.

    Now I am going to raise and try some Butler Bobwhites.

    WHAT MEAT YOU PREFARE CHUKAR OR BOBWHITE ??? question for those who tried them both.

    I assume they are both excellent eating but would like to hear personal opinions from those who raised both.

    Chukar is a perfect size for a meal for one, Butlers are perhaps little smaller than Chukars, I will see.
     
  2. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Crowing

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    Either One! Lets Eat! [​IMG]
     
  3. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    I think you need to keep your Bobs in small wire pens unless you want a gamey-er (sp? lol) tasting Birds who are raised on the ground with movable tactor pens that have room to stretch their wings and fly. My extra Males are kept in a tractor that is 4ftX8ftX6ft. We move the cage at least 3times a week to give the ground chance to renew itself. I'm looking at making a colony pen for males and females that would be made out of 2 chainlink panels covered with chicken wire. 10x6ft base
     
  4. I got a few chukar chicks I kept from the first hatch and from what I hear, Im betting they blow everything else away.
    I havent tried it yet, but I just know . . .

    Valley quail has always been good, especially fresh after a hunt.
     
  5. pascopol

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    Quote:I keep all my games on wire. There is an opinion that Chukars need to be kept off ground to avoid some soil born desease, especially in wet and humid enviroment, so in my case keeping them in tractors is a no no.
     
  6. ottovan

    ottovan In the Brooder

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    Quote:A couple of my guinea hens are going to find themselves on my brand new rotisserie this weekend - I can barely wait! Yumm I'll let you know how it good it is. The louder they get the more delicious they look!
     
  7. rarebreedeggs4u

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    Quote:I told my husband last winter that I wouldn't keep the guineas unless we could pen them up AWAY from my chicken barn. I eventually relented and turned them loose, since they ended up IN a pen in MY chicken barn. I about to build them a pen AWAY from the barn. They are so stinkin' mean to my chickens & turkeys! I have guinea babies in the barn too...why? Because I'm a softy that's why @@ They do look a LOT tastier about now...
     
  8. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Crowing

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    Chukar YUMMY !!! [​IMG]
     
  9. DLS

    DLS Songster

    BEST? wild bobs... then wild turkey fried up in butter
     
  10. ottovan

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    Quote:I told my husband last winter that I wouldn't keep the guineas unless we could pen them up AWAY from my chicken barn. I eventually relented and turned them loose, since they ended up IN a pen in MY chicken barn. I about to build them a pen AWAY from the barn. They are so stinkin' mean to my chickens & turkeys! I have guinea babies in the barn too...why? Because I'm a softy that's why @@ They do look a LOT tastier about now...

    They are something else!
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2010

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