Do silkies taste GOOD?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by crazychickens, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. crazychickens

    crazychickens Songster

    Jan 19, 2008
    Belleville, Wisconsin
    Do silkies taste good? Them, not there eggs? I heard they have black skin, what else is different? MM catalog says they are a Orient delicacy. Have any of you, ever ate your silkies?
  2. roosters97

    roosters97 Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    nooo dont eat them, lol, i dont know
  3. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    Ask Purple, he is known to take a bite or two of his....
  4. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I heard they are more stringy than other chickens though i would never process any of mine
  5. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Someone just has to say it, so it may as well be me.

    They taste just like chicken...

  6. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Songster

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    Quote:but those are raw.....
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Silkies taste no different than other chickens. The black pigment is in their connective tissue and some paper awhle ago measured the content of some protein but I don't remember if it had any type of real signifigance.

    It's an asian delicacy probably just because it is different... just like how my mom insists hens taste better than roosters... they dont, and if i didn't tell her they were roos or hens, she couldn't tell either. It's often used in medicinal soups and such so it's probably the combination of all the herbs put in with the chicken that makes it part of the delicacy.
  8. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    Silkiechicken guided me on my path to silkie eating enlightenment.

    We ate two roos and they were very good. It's hard to describe the taste if
    you are used to store bought chicken. They aren't gamey at all and I would not
    call them stringy. They have a tasteless black layer on the meat. If you
    are able to get over the "I'm eating a silkie" mentality then you will enjoy them.
    We are currently going through 15 extra Leghorn roos. They silkies were smaller,
    but meatier than the Leghorns. I'd rather silkie soup than leghorn soup any day.

    I'll post pics if you are serious about this.

    Oh, check out my avatar. Yummm
  9. alex

    alex Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    nooo dont eat them..they are tooo cute to must be out of your mind?jk
  10. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    Looks tastey, not cute, to me. [​IMG]



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