Can I butcher and eat a Dominique rooster?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by h8mtv, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. h8mtv

    h8mtv Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a year os so old Dominique rooster who is VERY noisy. I am wondering if he would make a tasty snack rather than find a new home. He is well fed and well.
     
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    You can eat any chicken, although the older they are the tougher the meat will be.

    At a year of age, you may want to consider ample marinade time in the fridge (a couple days...) brining him (do a search for brine) and/or using for slow cooking methods like stewing or crock pot.

    Let us know how he turns out!
     
  3. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

    Jan 10, 2008
    Marysville, OH
    I don't see why not. Sounds like Sunday dinner to me! [​IMG]
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yes, you can. At 1 year old he might be fairly tough. You'll want to soak him in buttermilk or brine him to help tenderize the meat. You'll also want to let it rest 24 - 48 hours before cooking to help the meat relax.

    You can

    - stew him slow until the meat falls off the bones.

    - pressure cook him

    - soak in buttermilk over night, rinse - pressure cook him about 15 min then roll him in buttermilk and seasoned flour and fry off to a gold brown - yummmm fried chicken
     
  5. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dominique roosters are delicious! I only have one left, and he's a short-timer... [​IMG]
     
  6. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Somewhere around BYC, there is an excellent recipe for coq au vin... [​IMG]
     
  7. 12 Acres

    12 Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You know you're killin' me, right Miss Prissy?
     

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