black meat breeds, silkies ect....

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by orientphoenix, May 6, 2011.

  1. orientphoenix

    orientphoenix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i know that there r a few black meat chicken breeds out there but i was wondering if anybody is workin on any project to get a big black meaty bird




    real black meat breeds
    ac
    http://westnilevirus.okstate.edu/poultry/chickens/ac/index.htm
    silkie
    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGP/Silkies/BRKSilkies.html
    ayam cemani
    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGA/Cemani/BRKCemani.html
    swedish black hen(Svart Höna)
    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry//CGP/Svart/BRKSvart.html
    korean ogol
    http://www.animalpicturesarchive.com/view.php?tid=2&did=12529
    Yeonsan Ogye
    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGK/Ogye/BRKOgye.html
     
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  2. orientphoenix

    orientphoenix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kadaknath
    http://cpdomumbai.gov.in/kadaknath.htm
    http://www.gvtindia.org/files/user_1/kadaknath.jpg

    Kadaknath is the only Black Meat chicken (B.M.C.) breed of poultry in India. Locally known as "Kalamasi" meaning the fowl having black flesh, it is a native bird of Jhabua and Dhar districts of Western Madhya Pradesh, reared mainly by the tribal communities of. Bhil and Bhilala. The commonly available varieties of Kadaknath are jet-black, penciled and golden. The bird is very popular among the adiwasis mainly due to its adaptability to the local environment, disease resistance, meat quality, texture and flavour. It is considered a sacred bird and, when more abundantly available, was offered as a sacrifice to Goddess after Diwali.

    Though the flesh of this breed is black, it is considered not only a delicacy of distinctive taste, but also of medicinal value. The tribal uses Kadaknath blood in the treatment of chronic disease in human beings and its meat as aphrodisiac. Kadaknath has special medicinal value in homeopathy and a particular nervous disorder; in addition it is claimed to be aphrodisiac. Research has shown that this species has lower cholestrol than white chicken, and high levels of essential amino acids as well as hormones that are required by the human body.

    During random field survey studies, it was found that the population of Kadaknath birds is declining rapidly and the breed is under threat of extinction. It was also observed that most of the farmers were keeping minimum of 5 and maximum of 30 poultry birds, which were raised under backyard poultry system. None of the farmers was found rearing the Kadaknath birds on commercial basis. Therefore, in-situ conservation and selective improvement is an imperative.
     
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  4. orientphoenix

    orientphoenix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    jdopler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seen a few threads about this and tried to start one myself with about as much success as you seem to have had..
    As much as some people seem to love their bantys I am obsessed with large fowl and would love to see full size or giant silkie crosses or just any with black skin/meat. I will be working on this soon unfortunately other than silkies its hard to find black skin breeds in the US, but I hear that sumatras have black skin.. is this just urban myth?
     
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    orientphoenix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:no, i use to think that sumatra's r black meat until i had some of my own and they r just white meat, well thanx for replying
     
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  7. orientphoenix

    orientphoenix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    one of my roosters, a silkie mutt mixed with millie fluer duccle

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  8. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very interesting, I am book-marking this for further reading. I would suppose the popularity of some of those breeds listed is quiet low, thus interest isn't always in high numbers. I am sure though with a bit more publicity those breeds should catch someone's eye, and it has! Yours!
     
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    also, shadowpaints has a thread about standard silkies.
    she is getting silkie hens between 8 and 10 lbs look for her thread and pictures of her hen "Evyle".
    should be easy to find with the search feature, I am hoping to get some of her fertile eggs.
     
  10. orientphoenix

    orientphoenix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanx for ur guy's responses
     

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