ever process a SF

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by AtRendeAcres, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    I an wondering if anybody has process a SF?

    if so how was the meat?

    being the roos have dark feathers was that a problem?
    ((I think my roo is about 20wks & the feathers near his skin seem to be white))

    I have read a few places about it fine table qualities!


    Love to hear personal opinions

    Joanne
     
  2. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2008
    Pendleton, Indiana
    Tastes like chicken.
     
  3. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    were they meaty?

    they are suppose to have broad breasted ((did you have more breast meat than a BO, Rock, etc..))

    how was plucking the dark feathers go?
     
  4. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2008
    Pendleton, Indiana
    I only butchered roosters. I had received him free from McMurray. He was a prolific breeder. We had generations from him. He was the same as the others, Buff O's and white rocks. They are pretty is a shame to butcher them. Was tired of half-breeds, I didn't have a hen in the breed.
     
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2008
  5. mangled

    mangled Chillin' With My Peeps

    RChicks - where did you get your Faverolles?

    We're not too far from you in PA. Was it a local source?

    Thanks-
    Em
     
  6. Cason

    Cason Chillin' With My Peeps

    What's an SF?
     
  7. HuestisFarm

    HuestisFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sep 23, 2008
    Fly Creek, NY
    SF = Salmon Faverolles
     
  8. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    Indiana Hens
    [​IMG] I am wondering about plucking with their dark feathering ((Did they have a lot of pin feathers???))


    mangled
    got last spring from welp (I wanted to see what the Roos temperment was!

    [​IMG] ((& I love him so much I ordered him some girls from Ideal)) coming the 29th
    Even though I deal alot with hatcheries I try & get Roos at a different place than hens

    if you want eggs next spring & come pick them up you are welcome to them!

    [​IMG] This is why I have so many questions I never really delt with SF (I try to stay away from dark feathering it is such a bear to pluck & squeezing those pinfeathers out)

    I thought maybe it wouldn't be so bad because the roo has white feathers close to body!

    Joanne
     
  9. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2008
    Pendleton, Indiana
    Roosters are all pretty much the same to pluck. Unless you like wearing gloves. You don't wear gloves do you? [​IMG] If you are going ahead with it just get it over with! I think they are pretty , I miss ours. Our Easter Egger looks almost the same.
     

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