Does anybody NOT like quail meat?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by montanaquail, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. montanaquail

    montanaquail Out Of The Brooder

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    I always read how everyone thinks quail meat is good. I've never had it, but I really really want to love it. My question is: does anybody out there dislike quail meat, or is it just universally yummy?
     
  2. LuvNMud

    LuvNMud Out Of The Brooder

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    we havent tried it yet.... but, everyone I have talked to that has says its just like chicken.... im looking forward to getting to the point that we can start processing some :) we just hatched 22... they should start laying in the next week or two... then we can start working on breeding vrs meat vrs eggs :))
     
  3. funsized72

    funsized72 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had quail meat but not from my own quails yet. It's delicious mainly because i love dark meat. [​IMG] Oh and [​IMG]
     
  4. WattaReelDrag

    WattaReelDrag Out Of The Brooder

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    I love it, tried it many times from a local gourmet butcher and only recently decided I should try to breed my own. I reckon it tastes alot better then chicken BUT I think that has more to do with their size and how a sprinkle of herbs and spices really stands out more on a smaller bird...
     
  5. montanaquail

    montanaquail Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the welcome!

    I'm excited but nervous too. The idea behind me doing this is sustainability, so it kind of defeats the purpose if I can't tolerate eating it. Fingers crossed!! (Now to hatch some eggs and finish my pens.)
     
  6. tinkatwerp

    tinkatwerp Out Of The Brooder

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    I really can't tell the difference between quail and chicken to be honest, except the one I had (a particularly aggressive male) was incredibly tender and juicy
     
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  7. franklinstreetwest

    franklinstreetwest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't notice a difference between store bought chicken and home raised quail. The uber-aggressive male I had was not tender....probably because he was past his prime butcher age. I let him go until he was lean because I wasn't aware that I should've culled him at the first signs of it. He killed two hens and nearly a third. I ate him with pleasure, despite being a bit tough.
     

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