Gamefowl Question

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by eatmorechicken, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. eatmorechicken

    eatmorechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are the meat qualities of game chickens. I'm looking at maybe getting american games. shamos and other orientals look like leggy versions of cornish. do american games have a broad type breast, or are they scrawny like leghorns. Do they yield a decent amount of meat? What are your experiences with them.
     
  2. Brunty_Farms

    Brunty_Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never processed them before but I would say they have more meat then a leghorn. They are very compact birds. However if you're in a good area with a lot of forage, you won't have to feed them very much it all. They are aggressive foragers.

    Hopefully someone else has some more experience in the qualities of the carcass.
     
  3. stuckinthecity

    stuckinthecity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I never butchered my game hens, but I can tell you that they felt as heavy as a RIR! We overfed them though... [​IMG]
    I would say they have a good bit of meat on them for their size.
     
  4. eatmorechicken

    eatmorechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What about shape? are they shaped like gamebirds such as pheasants
     
  5. Brunty_Farms

    Brunty_Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say that they resemble a bit of a pheasant... a bit taller though.
     

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