I culled my fave EE roo a couple weeks ago, he was about 7 months old. Turned out to be too aggressive with my girls. He was rather gamey, and the darkmeat on him was VERY dark brown. Darker than darkmeat on a turkey. Did I wait too long to butcher? Or is this normal for an EE ? Also dispite how heavy he was pre slaughter, he was rather scrawny. Not much meat on his breast or legs. He had bones like rocks though. He was about 8 pounds of feathers and bones.