Can anybody make a list of the different chickens and how they taste?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by kees, May 14, 2008.

  1. kees

    kees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    There are so many breeds...I was wondering how each one tasted. Can anyone list the ones that they've tried and what they were like?
     
  2. beefy

    beefy Flamingo Daddy-o

    Apr 21, 2007
    South Georgia
    i envision a list of hundreds of chicken breeds and on the right hand side it says "tastes like chicken." over and over again.
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Standards and mutts, layer types to meat types, from the standard white/yellow skinned standards to the black skin silkies all taste the same to me.

    What I find that makes a difference in "strength" of taste is usually age. Yes your dual purpose bird has more flavor but that's because you butchered it at 16 weeks old vs 6-8. A 3 year old "spent" hen is good for soup because they are old and flavorful in that respect... although if you tried to eat it, good luck.
     
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Quote:Dang, you beat me to it!
     
  5. kees

    kees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    Nope...can't do the "taste like chicken"! I know that I've read that some people say that certain exotic or decorative breeds were absolutely horrible. Aside from age, I was wondering, comparatively speaking how each of the breeds stacked up.[​IMG]
     
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    My guess it is like how the red mm's taste better than the green ones. Or that the exotics were no good eatin since they had to be so old before they had any meat to even try to eat on them.
     
  7. kees

    kees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    I guess in my mind I'm thinking that different varieties of chickens are like different varieties of coffee...or perhaps chocolate. [​IMG]
     
  8. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    OHHHHH chocolate chicken!!!! Wouldn't THAT be a treat!!!!!!
     
  9. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Quote:Ummmm..... no.
     
  10. MaineChickens

    MaineChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like a good reason to hold "chicken tastings."

    I'll come if they are all going to be wings!
     

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