Gamey sussex rooster

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by LocoPollo, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. LocoPollo

    LocoPollo Songster

    Aug 13, 2008
    Ellijay, GA
    I just cooked one of my speckled sussex roosters. He was about 23 weeks and the meat was nice. The dark meat was a bit gamey and strong, though. I made coq au vin with him so the sauce covered up some of that taste, but was wondering if this was par for the course. If I kill the rooster earlier would that help? I waited just so I could get a bit more meat.
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Wonder if the oil gland was punctured. Sometimes, I hear that if you dont carefully cut out that gland, the meat tastes weird.

    BTW, my cockerel we processed was 23 weeks and he tasted wonderful in the stew.
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2008

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