Culling silkie roosters

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by shanshan51, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. shanshan51

    shanshan51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi there,

    I have a lot of eggs in the incubator and am curious if I get a lot of silkie roosters can you butcher those around 4-6 months as well? We do not want more roosters but I am unsure on the quality of meat on silkies. Probably the same but just wanted to check.
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    It's the same. I recommend 4-6 months, yep. The meat will be dark to nearly black depending on quality, and it won't taste much different. They're still good eating [​IMG]
     
  3. shanshan51

    shanshan51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nearly black does not sound good lol but I am sure it tastes fine then. Thank you!
     
  4. FrenchToast

    FrenchToast "Draft Apple Ridge" a Bit from Heaven

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    Good for you for planning ahead. I have a knack for hatching out roosters. Silkie and others [​IMG] Yes you can cull and eat them. I never have........... yet. I may have too. I know someone that does and said they are very good. They even even have names ..... [​IMG] I guess they are a delicacy (sp) in some areas.

    Good luck with your hatch, [​IMG] for hens !!
     

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